Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Sanctuary postcard

'Purple Mountains' ethereal landscape painting is being used to promote 'sanctuary', a prayer event at Chelmsford Cathedral.

Love it? You can purchase the original painting from my online gallery.

Front

Reverse

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Stock Floristry School, Essex

Ticked an item off my bucket list on Monday night! An evening at Stock Floristry School with friends creating a floral arrangement. Under the supervision of talented lead florist Hannah Emery, in just under two hours, we each produced a gorgeous festive floral arrangement. The class cost £60 per person and includes tuition, fresh flowers, materials and refreshments. Creative, therapeutic ... and highly recommended!








Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Return of the Christmas Angels

My Christmas Angels have flown back to the Christian Bookshop. See them at 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. Whilst you are there, check out the giant advent calendar! #chelmsdioadvent


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Twitter Art Exhibit, NYC

'Beyond the Land' ethereal landscape painting has been donated to the Twitter Art Exhibit.

Twitter Art Exhibit features original postcard sized art created and donated by artists from around the world. Exhibited postcards will be sold for $35 each on opening night, Thursday 31 March 2016 at Trygve Lie Gallery, New York City. This event is free to attend and open to the public. This original art sale will benefit the Foster Pride Handmade Program, supporting young women in foster care.

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'Beyond the Land' by Andrea Farmer

Saturday, 31 October 2015

REVIEW - My Little Creative Box

The months are flying by. My 6th My Little Box arrived promptly. Was excited by the preview on this one, as billed as 'creative'.

So, what's in the box? The November box (spoiler alert!) is the Creative Box, in collaboration with Pinterest.





I love the slogan tote shopper (although I already have loads of tote bags). In light of the 5p plastic bag fee in the UK, its arrival is timely. Like the 'collect moments not things' slogan, although being subscribed to My Little Box, you are, erm, collecting things!. The tech jewellery was something new and innovative that I haven't seen before and are now pimping up my ipod. Found the magazine uninspiring. Nice inspiration card.

Cute MLB drawstring bag containing three beauty items. No nail polish or lipgloss this month. Result! Nominoë Gentle Foam Face Cleanser. MLB Crème de Minuit. Baija hydrating body cream. Body cream smells amazing. Have not tried the other two products yet.

Now I LOVE Pinterest but felt that something was missing from this box. I'm not sure it lived up to its 'creative' theme. I was expecting something more arty/crafty or inspirational, because that is what Pinterest is all about. :(

 For more information or to subscribe to My Little Box please visit: www.mylittlebox.co.uk

Thursday, 29 October 2015

'The Open Air' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'The Open Air' is the latest addition to my ethereal rural landscape collection. Created in mixed media/oil on 30 x 25 cm deep edge box canvas.


Purchase from my online gallery.


Monday, 26 October 2015

SAA World Record Art Challenge

I am currently working on this miniature coastal landscape painting for the SAA World Record Art Challenge.


This challenge aims to get the nation painting and welcomes all levels of artist to take part. All entries will be mounted together on giant display boards and become part of a permanent exhibition at SAA HQ in Newark. My entry is based upon my ethereal coastal landscape painting entitled 'Earths Diurnal Course'.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Zoo Trip

Hubby and I spent last weekend in Exeter, Devon with friends. On the Saturday, we all took a trip to Paignton Zoo.


It was good to see that the animals had lots of space to roam. This cheeky chap (above) had worked out how to leave his enclosure and go for a wander. The primates were the most entertaining. The kids loved them.



Meanwhile, I was excited to see several giraffe babies!