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Is it nearly Christmas ?

Seems a long time since I've written a post and yes, it is. Here I am, in the studio, on a very cold, sunny morning getting orders out in time for Christmas and restocking The Gallery @ Avon Mill at Loddiswell and the Cookworthy Museum, Kingsbridge.

As things getting tougher for everyone I wonder about whether to continue to have my mugs and tea towels printed, as the initial outlay is always huge and the sales trickle in to compensate but its slow.

People do seem to love them though so perhaps I'll keep that thinking going and reassess it all in the New Year.

The SHAF Arts Trail

A big thank you to all the visitors who trekked out to my studio during the Arts Trail. I shared my space with Sue Farrow Jones and Lucy Cartwright, who are such wonderful artists and friends to be with. It was a great two weeks for us all and such an amazing energy in the studio.I loved it!

We look forward to hopefully repeating it all next year.

In the meantime you can see our work at The Gallery @ Avon Mill, Loddiswell.

Getting ready for Christmas.

I've had a lot of fun recently exploring Tetra Pak printing, using the inside of drinks cartons. [See robin below].

I'll definitely do more of this, it's great to recycle materials and find a new method of printmaking.

I am coming to the end of the term and an enjoyable return to printmaking at Salcombe with Pressgang printmakers. Such a lovely bunch of talented people to work alongside. It's always very inspirational to be around fellow artists as most of us usually work alone in our workspaces and there is certainly a buzz of ideas when there are a group of artists together.

Finally, I am welcoming Helen Herridge to the studio this weekend for the first of her Christmas wreath making sessions. We haven't managed to hold one since 2019 so it will be a fun day full of foliage, mince pies and mulled wine.

I still have availability on Thursday 8th December in the morning when the second wreath making workshop takes place.

Bye for now, keep creating!

Best wishes,

Maggie. x

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