Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Festival time!

I'm excited to have a stand at this event: 

The Old Station Gallery is excited to be hosting it’s inaugural Arts Festival in 2015. The festival will showcase the work of over 30 of the regions Artists and Artisans. The event will also provide entertainment for visitors via music and dance. There will be an Arts & Crafts station for interactive arts & crafts workshops, children will also have an opportunity to have their face painted.Visitors may also have a henna tattoo. All of the entertainment and activities at the event are free.

In addition to drawings, cards and digital prints, I've been printing up some block prints, I've even made some doggy bags.

When: Spring Bank Holiday, 10 – 5pm, Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015.
Where: Within the Peak Shopping Village, including the Old Station Gallery itself.
Cost: Entry to the event is free.
Address: The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2JE

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cat nap disturbed

I know others have this problem...paper on the instantly attracted to it as a bed for the day. The only solution - draw the damn cat!

This is our cat Tia. She's pretty friendly unless you disturb one of her (many) cat naps. I usually avoid using too much colour as I get carried away, this time I managed to restrict my pallet and hopefully still retain the energy of the drawing underneath.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Walkley Christmas Craft Fair

I have a stall here : Walkley Craft Fair. Further details including directions on their website: Walkley Community Centre

 Or just follow the penguins....

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New York Sketch Book

We were lucky enough to travel to New York for half term and travel back on the Queen Mary II. Pretty exciting. We had a fantastic time in the Met. Saw more Rembrant's than I have in the last ten years, there was an excellent Cubism exhibition and some wonderful tapestries shown alongside the preparatory sketches for them. We oohed and ahhed over the colours and details. I made a couple of sketches, of course I had to draw a lion outside the NY Public Library. My family were not that keen to visit but as it was such a lovely building the complaints were short lived. As a bonus, there was an exhibition of Turner's prints for me to enjoy. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check out my new Facebook page

I've created a Facebook artist's page. There are more pictures to enjoy than you can shake a stick at. Liking and sharing will be much appreciated with the added bonus of news of my creativity and more pictures.

 Go to Rachel's Artist Page on Facebook
Rachel's Facebook page

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Froggatt Show 2014

We get home from NZ and I realise Froggatt Show is the next weekend. I thought we would have missed it. I quickly dash of an email to the organisers and arrange a stall. Yay - there's room. I love the idea of chatting about art, listening to brass bands and admiring locally grown vegetables all on the same day. 

We have our gazebo, no need for the usual paste table as sturdy tables are helpfully provided, we bundle art, child, dogs into the car and set up.

Setting up

We have a very pleasant afternoon chatting to neighbours, chatting to people interested in my art, chatting to people interested in the dogs, listening to the brass bands eating cake and ice cream and avoiding the showers (not too many of them fortunately).

I hope I can get a stall next year, and also get our acts together to enter some vegetables / crafts / cake competitions.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Holiday sketchbook

I managed a few sketches whilst visiting family and friends in NZ. Such a creative place, almost make me want to paint landscapes. (almost)