Saturday, 19 April 2014

Chelmsford Art Cafe now open!

It was a sad day when the Chelmsford Community Pop-Up Arts & Crafts Shop finally closed. But we now have a new venue ... welcome to Chelmsford Art Cafe. Situated inside Chelmsford Community Shop. Opposite Chelmsford Undercover Market, High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Essex.

Pop in for tea/coffee, cake or a snack and soak up the creative atmosphere. All work for sale is created by Essex artisans. Open Mon-Sat, 10.00am - 3.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

For further information, please visit our Chelmsford Art Cafe Facebook page:

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

NEW - Vintage bunting kits for sale

Make your own vintage bunting. Created with pages from vintage Ladybird nursery rhyme books. Each kit contains nine different paper bunting triangles and a length of string. These are destined for sale in the new Art Cafe, opposite Chelmsford Undercover Market.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

NEW - Vintage cards for sale

A new batch of cards created with pages from vintage Ladybird children books. These are destined for sale in the new Art Cafe, opposite Chelmsford Undercover Market. Open Monday to Saturday.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

Hubby and I had a grand day out at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday. First, we swam in the Olympic Pool at the Aquatics Centre, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The pool of champions!

Then, to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. A collaboration between artist Anish Kapoor, designer Cecil Balmond and ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. With two observation floors, at 76m and 80m, the ArcelorMittal Orbit provides stunning views over the park and across London. It is the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m high. Breathtaking!

Amazing views. Eeek, don't look down!

Concave mirror installations designed by Anish Kapoor. Bizarre!

Pre-recorded sounds of London as you walk down the 455 stairs to the ground. Looking up at the giant twisted beast!

Back in the park, and past West Ham's future new ground. Cue excited husband!

Finally, onto Westfield for a spot of shopping! :)

Monday, 7 April 2014

'Electric Dream' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Electric Dream' is the latest addition to my ethereal coastal landscape collection. Oil on 295 x 210 mm 150gsm paper. Supplied in a smooth white mount. To purchase, please visit:

Thursday, 27 March 2014

NEW - Vintage cards for sale

Especially for Easter! Created with pages from vintage Ladybird children books, these cards are for sale in the Diocesan Bookshop, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AT. Open Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Entertaining Mr Sloane, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Last night, hubby and I enjoyed an evening of 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. Written by English playwright Joe Orton in 1970. Performed at the Civic by the excellent London Classic Theatre.

A unique blend of farce and black comedy beautifully capturing the suppressed desires of the 1960's. Kath and her elderly father’s drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger, the enigmatic Mr Sloane. Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother Ed competing for his favours. But all is not as it seems. Behind Sloane’s nonchalant demeanour lies a calculating psychopath with a dark and secretive past.

Images © Chelmsford City Theatres

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sunday Walk

Sunset over Writtle, Essex
Writtle ducks
Beautiful blossom

Walking through the fields

Andrea Long-Legs!

Writtle Village duck pond