It’s been so long…

Well this year has flown by so quickly. The year has been really busy for me so far. It’s been another year where I felt Lost as an Artist, thinking “What am I even doing?” but then I bought some Pink Liquid Watercolour and everything got better. I looked through old Artwork, and kind of missed the Gobbier girls and the sketchier look. So I’ve gone back and picked out aspects of what I used to do, and I’m bringing them back. Although, since my revelation, I’ve been busy with commissions and other jobs that needed to be done first, so I haven’t had time to explore a lot of my new ideas… however I have a buzzing sketchbook. I have big plans for new ranges of products that go along side my Artwork. I will put together another post with some of my new images.

Recently I worked on some stage Lotuses for the gorgeous ‘The Joy Formidable‘ a Welsh band that recently toured with the Foo fighters. I’ve also been working on a selection of handmade bears for their album launch. They’ve been really lovely to me and asked me to make these things for them. You should check out their new album! I’ll write seperate post about the ‘JoyFormidabears’.

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Three social media days…

Hello. I thought I’d start blogging again with Three of my ‘interesting’ Social media posts. As you may have read a few days ago, I plan on making more of an effort with my social media posts as when I looked back on the pages they looked really cluttered. I will now aim to post one post a day (unless I need to promote something on the same day, then I’ll aim for two).  The posts will be either my Artwork, or on a quiet day, an interesting thing.

The following images are interesting things and work in progress. Lets begin with Tea.

Tea is very important in my life, it is my beverage of choice. I remember someone once saying to me that they could picture me at exhibition openings drinking Tea as apposed to Wine, and that would be very true. The idea of tea is just lovely, Tea comes in elegant cups. The word looks nice. You have a cup of tea when you are stressed, or even when you aren’t. Sometimes we are mean to Tea and we take it for granted, we don’t always finish the cup. I use old tea cups as rinsing water for my paint brushes.

Nain a Taid. I miss both of them very much but I do find it comforting to know they are together again. We only lost taid last year, just before Christmas. It’s been a very strange and sad time although we are all trying to carry on with life as normal as possible. I have fond memories of both, my taid was always supportive of my career choice, he’s always ask how it was going but I know he probably did wish I’d get a proper job. When I was a little girl my nain taught me to draw ‘busty’ ladies, it started with a heart shaped middle and you worked the rest of the lady around the heart.

Work in progress. Every now and again I do like to re create older pieces to improve on them. I’ve created a similar image to this girl before but my style has developed since then. She is going to be part of my ‘Real women have curves, the rest of us are fiction’ series. I’ve finished the base image but I need to paint on writing to her now. You can see the completed image soon.

Thanks for reading. I think perhaps adding my social media posts to the blog every three to four days will be the tidiest option.

Also in Twinkle & Gloom news:

  • You can find out about my new stockists over at www.twinkleandgloom.com
  • There is currently 10% off my Folksy items with the code EASTER10 link
  • I will be attending the Marchnad Mynydd at Mynydd Llandegai, Gwynedd on the 26th of March.

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