Monday, 1 May 2017

Five Days to Go



Almost at the May Open Houses again. The house is starting to come together. I've managed to hang most of my photos and Ruth Mullan dropped off some of her stained glass today. It's going to be a busy week and the house will be changing by the day, if not by the hour.

Come and see us again, Saturdays and Sundays throughout May 11am-5pm.

Here's a preview of what you can expect.

Blue Rockpool by Margaret McGregor Betts

Murmuration by Bluebell Roebuck

Owl by Ruth Mullan

I think that we are gonna be friends by Vicky Scott

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Artists Open Houses May 2017



Doesn't time fly? Seems like just a couple of weeks ago I was putting the house back together after the Christmas Open Houses and here we are again less than three weeks away from May. No new artists this year but lots of new work to look at and hopefully enjoy. Come along and see us - every Saturday and Sunday in May 11am-5pm.



Friday, 2 December 2016

Second Weekend Approaching


Didn't get to post these last week due to frantic tidying and setting up right up until half an hour before the Private View (as always). We had a great first weekend with plenty of visitors and sales so we have some new pictures on the walls to fill gaps. We're open again this weekend and next weekend 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday so please come along and see us. Here's a taster of what awaits:




Beautifully soft and colourful hand knits from Bluebell Roebuck

Handpainted scarves from Daubs and Dashes - each one unique

A selection of wreaths by Alexis Rayner

Collages by Vicky Scott (prints and originals)

Jewellery by Helen Chong

A selection of Ruth Mullan's Christmas decorations

Cards for Christmas and other occasions by Vicky Ramsey

Del Thorpe's original drawing from books he has illustrated

Copperfoil doves by Ruth Mullan

Watercolours by Margaret McGregor Betts

Leonor Berdichevsky's pictures

Photography by Bluebell Roebuck

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Almost Ready



Today the rest of the artists set up but, as I was delivering a child to a tech rehearsal for the English Youth Ballet's performance of Swan Lake, I was unable to take photos during daylight. Hopefully tomorrow I will be together enough to tidy the house, tidy myself and take photos to share on the blog before the private view starts. Meanwhile, here are some of my new photos, one of which inspired the creation of a new word by eldest child (who wouldn't believe it wasn't already in existence....)



View From a Bridge - Bluebell Roebuck



Whistical - Bluebell Roebuck



The Last Unicorn - Bluebell Roebuck

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Grey Is So Not My Colour


Still raining and all the colour from the trees is quickly floating downwards but I really don't do grey so here's a splash of colour to cheer us all up.


A summer's day in Stanmer Park = "have you ever seen the grass so green - or a bluer sky?"





Actually went out to photograph the supermoon but civilisation got in the way. Uninterrupted views of a stunning sunset though.






Sadly, nothing so glamorous stripping the leaves from the tree outside our house:

Vicky Scott - Autumn

The tree will soon be looking like this although without the benefit of a turquoise pool.

Margaret McGregor Betts - Winter Reflections

Friday, 18 November 2016

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.... Well, maybe just a little



Lots of snow in the Lake District today but just freezing cold and rainy here. Living by the sea has many advantages but I do miss the snow. The Open House is first approaching with just a week to go so Christmas always seems to come a bit earlier than it used to. Ruth has got some fantastic decorations again this year - in addition to her fused glass presents, the stars and the iridescent baubles, she has mistletoe and abstract trees.






Wednesday, 16 November 2016

New Cards from Vicky Scott (and some you may have seen before)


Vicky's cards always go down well at the Open House and she has some new designs alongside some older favourites. There will be a fantastic selection of cards for all occasions, not just Christmas. Many of the cards are prints of her highly detailed paper collages. The work involved is incredibly intricate. Why not stock up and use throughout the year?