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Showing posts from August, 2013

Motivation Monday - the secret to change is to focus on building the new

Camden Lock market pop up shop

I'm really happy to announce that my jewellery will be sold in the We Make London pop up shop in Camden Lock market, London. My pieces will be on sale from 2nd September until 14th October (and for longer if sales are good). I'll take some pictures of my jewellery when it's on sale to share on the blog.
We Make London is a fantastic organisation that promotes UK based designer-makers. I've sold at their handmade markets before, last christmas (here's my blog post about it). I've also sold at Camden Lock market a couple of times but the pop up shop is fantastic for me as my jewellery will be available seven days a week and I won't need to be there! Market day is fun but it's a looooong day!
So, I've been busy making more stock. I've got a few different pieces in the works at the moment too so I will get some pictures of them done soon!

Motivation Monday - computers steal hours!

A meditative break on Herm Island

This weekend I attended a friend's wedding on the beautiful channel island of Herm. It's a short boat trip from Guernsey, where she now lives. I was very honoured to have been commissioned to make the groom's cufflinks and the maid of honour's earrings for the big day. The wedding was lovely, in a small chapel at the top of a steep hill (we wore flats to walk up there and changed our shoes!).   On the day after the wedding I had a late ferry back home so had a lot of time to explore the island. It's small and there are no cars on it! No roads either. It's a really beautiful, quiet place and I was very lucky to have such fantastic weather in which to enjoy it.

Motivation Monday - you were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

A day out in London! BP Portrait Award exhibition 2013

A day out in London is not exactly something unusual for me as I work in London! But that often means that I go there for work and then come home again and don't take advantage of everything that's here. I was in London meeting a friend this week and decided to go to the National Portrait Gallery to see the BP Portrait Award exhibition. I always enjoy seeing the portraits - abstract and super-real. It's fantastic that it's free to get in to a lot of the museums and galleries in London, and this exhibition is no exception.
Here are my favourites from the exhibition. The copyright for each image belongs to the artist. Unfortunately you can't get an idea of the scale of some of these pieces unless you visit the exhibition.
What exhibitions have you been to this summer?

Motivation Monday - if we take care of the moments the years will take care of themselves

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