Hello folks and hope you’re enjoying a long and slow weekend. My plan for this weekend is to cook some more Chinese dishes (The Woks of Life is such a good website for authentic Chinese food), listen to NTS, have a nice long soak and to look after my houseplants (so far so good, they’re all doing well.)
I am currently having a small discount over on Etsy. There’s currently 10% off on all orders and free p&p on orders over £20.00 too from now until the end of April.
Now that lockdown is easing shops, eateries and watering holes are now opening up- which is fab. Of course, supporting small businesses and shopping local is all the more important.
Just a Card is a grassroots campaign to promote small businesses and to encourage people to support their local shops. I think it’s all the important folks shop wisely and to seek out local shops and businesses.
Stay safe and take care. ✌️✌️
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend wherever you are in the world. This weekend has been none productive and tbf I’m absolutely not complaining, I’ve been enjoying these times where it’s nice just to hanging out at home (I mean, not like there’s anywhere to go rn). It snowed quite heavily this afternoon and our street was just this perfect picture; all still, soft and light fluffy snow sitting quietly over the trees and flowers. I say this like it’s picturesque and the reality of it is that the snow has now turned to a slushy sleet 😂🤣😂.
I made this piece of artwork last night and I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out. It started out as a thumbnail as it was initially a response to the UK government giving the heads up for EU-banned pesticides to be used. I decided to use the thumbnail and make a bigger piece with it and the meaning of it has slightly changed. It’s a timely reminder of the current situation the world is in at the moment- how everything is transient and nothing stays the same. Just like the seasons, time moves on and we grow, learn and adapt to changes. We’re also in danger of destroying and crushing the natural environment too, we should really be using our knowledge and the technology that exists to protect the environment. It’s easier said that done and I know that I’m saying it in simplistic terms, but we all have some responsibility of ensuring that the world we live in today is protected and preserved for future generations. I’m also ready for spring and summer to come as I’m missing the warmer weather!
‘The Circle of Life’ is available as an A4 and A3 print. I’m currently not despatching any A3 prints for the time being as our local post offices are closed for the rest of the month. Plus it’s easier to post smaller items via the postbox (which has been an absolute gem throughout this pandemic). I’m also not sending anything out internationally due to good old Brexit. I’ll see how things turn out in the next couple of weeks as I’m hearing news about items being stuck in customs and then being returned to the sender (I just don’t have the time and effort for this).
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your Sunday and take care.
Hello lovely readers and I hope you’ve all had a seemingly nice start to December (TBF, the past couple of months have felt the same lol). I feel like I’m in Groundhog Day where everyday is a constant loop, so I don’t know if it’s just the shorter days but I was definitely feeling quite low a few weeks ago. The Coronavirus has certainly changed the way we interact with one another and our day to day lives- despite the vaccine coming very soon, I am hopeful that we will soon resume to some sense of normality one day. I miss going to museums and art galleries and seeing live shows, I have been craving the simple things I took for granted like going to the pub for instance after work. Of course I can still do all of that but it’s more of the extra planning like booking tables ahead of time, registering your details to the restaurants, choosing which sets of friends to see etc. Oh my god, it’s just too much social admin for me!
About a week ago I created ‘You are the Brightest Star in the Universe’, some much needed positive affirming words which I think we all need to hear right now.
The print is available as an A4 and A3 print in my Etsy, Folksy and Urban Makers shops. I’ll be closing my shops during the Christmas period from Saturday 18th December – Saturday 1st January 2021.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and take care.