Saturday, 21 November 2009

Please come and see me at the 'We Make London' Christmas fair!

I have secured a place at the 'We Make London' designer arts & crafts fair, at the fabulous Chelsea Town Hall in the equally fabulous King's Rd!

Date: Saturday, Dec 5th
Time: 11am -5pm
Place: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Rd, London SW3 5EE

The hall itself is a beautiful building and is often the preferred civil wedding place of many a pop star or socialite! It's slap bang in the middle of the King's Rd (that is, it's equadistant between Sloane Square at one end and The World's End at the other - not that it's actually in the middle of the road! That would be stupid.) The position means that it's extremely accessible by bus or tube. Or do it properly and get in a London Black cab! There's no parking right outside the Town Hall, but there are public car parks near by.

I'll have my usual range of fine art images (printed as ever on highest quality archive-safe paper and guaranteed for 150 years +) in 6x4", 5x5", 7x5" and 10x8" sizes. I'll also be bringing some ready-framed prints and some brand new items, not yet available in either of my online shops!


Are you a follower of this blog? If so I'd love to meet you and say thanks in person! Just mention that you're a follower of my blog and you will recieve a special free gift on the day! (If you are planning on coming, do pop a note in the comments box below so I know to look out for you!)

Hope to see you there! In the meantime, click here to see my designer feature on the We Make blog!
Em ♥

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Westy Exhibition, Aldershot


Some news for anyone in my local area. The fabulous West End Centre, in Aldershot are holding their annual open exhibition from the 16th of November to 12th December. The preview night is Monday (16th Nov) and I'll be there with my family as my Mum and I have both entered works into the exhibition!

I inherited my creative side from my Mum, so it seems fitting that we're exhibiting together, side by side. It's also very exciting for me, personally!

Like myself, my Mum has a long history of mental health problems but she was also diagnosed a couple of years ago with Multiple Sclerosis, which has meant she has to use a cane or wheelchair to get about. I've watched Mum struggle and suffer so much with MS that it's with great pride I'll see my pieces hanging alongside hers.

The two pieces I've selected are A Gentle Freak-Out and The Chapel Gate.

If you're in the neighbourhood from the 16th Nov to 12th Dec, do pop your head round the door of the Westy gallery. If you come along in the evening the bar will be open, so you can grab a drink (including tea and coffee) and a snack and settle into one of the big leather sofas!

Let me know if you're coming - wherever possible I'd love to meet you there for a drink and a chat! (I'll be at the Westy on Tuesday night anyway for a rehearsal for an upcoming Christmas show.)

Bye for now!
Em ♥

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

You Asked - I Listened!

Aside from the price reductions, I'm also doing a bit of rejigging in other areas of my Etsy and Folksy shops.

One thing I've heard raised a good few times in the forums is concerning item photos - and framed examples of prints in particular. So I've just been through my shop and posted the first of many photos of the framed examples I already have in my home. This is so you can get a better idea of what my pictures would actually look like hanging in your home; something which people have both directly and indirectly asked me for.

Another issue raised by the photo-buying handmade community was sizing options. Some people want each item in each size listed separately, while others simply want a list of the options in each listing without having to send a message to ask. Since opening my shops I intended to list every available print individually so I mean to go on the way I started. Basically, if it's listed, it's available. I always keep my listed prints in stock, so I can meet or beat my 'within 3 days' shipping deadline. I hope this will make shopping easy - like taking the items straight off the shelf in real-life! (Of course, I'm still as open as ever to special requests, such as larger/smaller sizes, adding text or a different finish - high gloss or matt - and will always welcome queries and strive to provide what you want.)

Please feel free to add in the comments any points or questions you have - I'm at your service!

Em ♥

Monday, 2 November 2009

Wow! My first review - and it's a good 'un!

I've been featured in the 'Haptree and Me' blog and their is a lovely review of my work - and I must say it's made me very, very happy indeed! :-)

(I've also won a months' free advertising on her blog, too, which is fabulous!!! Thank you 'Haptree'!)

I'm not too well at the moment and had started to feel a bit crappy about my photography, so this couldn't have come at a better time. I'm a great believer in the power of prayer and God never fails to amaze me..!

Em ♥