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Although it’s been a busy week here, it’s been a week full of working with the loveliest people and doing the nicest of things.


I am grateful for the shape this artful life has taken and for the people who make it possible.


Today I visited the Constance Wallace teashop (which I have mentioned before here)


 but they have since gone on to open a beautiful shop.


Alongside all the gorgeous vintage china for sale/hire and the beautifully curated things you just need to have, like the softest socks and eye-catching ceramics and pretty handmade buttons, they have been stocking some of my prints, cards and original art.


 I went today to replenish the stock and had the prettiest and most delicious business meeting yet 😉


I’d recommend a visit especially as they are now licensed to sell Prosecco too!


I can never pass up on the opportunity to buy a cheap orchid when I’m at Ikea.

This time they had these miniature ones which are the perfect size for a still life painting.

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I was going for a more tonal approach with this set up…jury’s out on this one!

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Orchid, Horse and Butterfly © Claire Leggett

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There was a small shaft of sunlight through my studio skylight window this morning and it prompted a bit of spring cleaning.

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I found I had 5 new illustrations to put up here

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and 16 new paintings to put in the gallery.Screen Shot 2013-03-14 at 15.38.53

Next up are the files of pattern designs to sort through and upload, the piles of annoying admin jobs to do and finally a sweep up. Hope Spring keeps showing itself or it will all grind to halt again!

Just after Christmas I had an email arrive letting me know about a couple of Open shows that I would otherwise have missed.

Well we already know how the first one panned out but what I’m delighted to say is that my painting Tea Table has been accepted for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition.

Tea Table © Claire Leggett

This is a competition organised by The Royal Watercolour Society to celebrate watercolour as a vibrant medium (this includes a range of water-soluble media: watercolour, acrylic and gouache) and  I felt my work suited that brief really well and so entered three pieces of which Tea Table was chosen.

Tea Table underway back in May of last year.

What I didn’t realise at the time was that The Royal Watercolour Society is the oldest watercolour society in the world and is second only to the Royal Academy of Art in importance as an art society. Nor that the show would be in Bankside Gallery, a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern.

Tea Table set_up

I have a lot to be grateful for right now. Train tickets are booked. Outfit planning is in hand. Worrying can begin next week as there are prizes being awarded !

If you fancy seeing the show yourself it runs from 4th February – 14th March 2012 at the Bankside Gallery (and of course book your tickets to Hockney too!)

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