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After along hiatus in painting activity around here, I have unpacked some lovely new paints and re-discovered my happy place. Inspired by our French holiday I have added some colour and warmth to my otherwise cold studio.

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One way to cope is to wear lots of layers – these dungarees are 27 years old! They started life with me at art college, have decorated every house we’ve ever lived in, have helped create most of my paintings and are still going strong today

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 I took delivery of a new sewing machine which is able to do free-motion machine embroidery – lots of fun ahead adding that to hand-prints and the like.

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And yesterday I allowed myself a moment of celebration when I saw the book I’m in on the shelf in my very own local Waterstones bookshop!

Have a happy week everyone.

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 I’m really excited to share some good news with you today ! Four of my surface pattern designs have been selected for a forthcoming coming book from The Pattern Base which will be their first publication to be self-released.

It’s a 250 page, full-colour book that will showcase textile, surface and print designs from artists and designers around the world including interviews from working artists.

The PatternBase began as a personal Tumblr created by surface designer, Kristi O’Meara in May of 2011.Since then it’s been placed in the Tumblr’s ‘Design Spotlight’ and has gained over 8,000 followers on their blog.  The blog is an amazing resource for artists and designers  – have a look and you will be hooked.

The plan is to donate a copy to each U.S. state’s main library and distribute these books for sale at independent bookstores around the U.S., as well as online – an e-book version of the publication is to be offered for purchase on lulu.com and amazon.com.

I’m so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see it all in print.

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