Come and see me work!

I have been quiet for a while as I have been developing my business (The Arts School), raising a toddler boy, and making some work, but I am now back! I have (for my sins) organised another group exhibition as part of the Hailsham Festival artists trail and I would love you to come and…

Starting new projects- having reflective weeks

The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year. It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out. So far (it’s day one!)…

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy!  1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing!  I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers! 2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week And 3)  I have started an arts school! …

Cake

Lovely morning photographing for Amore Cakes in Eastbourne. Stunning creations, made me very hungry!

It’s been a while, and may be a while more 

Who knew babies could suck time away from you!  It’s been almost 5 months since he arrived and it’s wonderful but gone to fast!!  We are making progress on the home studio with the aim of getting some work done, even if it is at the pace of this charming snail I helped cross the…

Wonderful Wisley

We visited the butterfly’s at Wisley today.  Wonderful to be warm, beautiful flowers, butterfly, colours and structures! ©Sophie Douglas

Homemade Christmas

Having a baby 3 weeks ago changes Christmas! Lots of time before he was born to make decorations, no time after to put them up!  Wooden tree by http://www.mja-wood.com/ Felt and other materials from Heathfield Crafts. ©Sophie Douglas

The Little Arts Festival

Its final here!  What do you get with: A year of work, 5 people, recently joined by 4 more, local companies sponsoring and buying advertising, the local Parishs and council giving us grants, and now a team of volunteers. You get a 10 day arts festival!  Opening tonight until next Sunday, we have visual art,…