Last week I ran two Mother's Day craft workshops at Dore Primary School, Sheffield. The pupils had the chance to create a beautiful personalised gift for their wonderful Mums! The workshops went really well and the kids made some fantastic masterpieces, there will be some very lucky mums opening their gifts next Sunday!
A beautiful, lasting bunch of flowers! Recently I was asked to paint a large commission by a man who wanted a special gift for his wife. How lovely! A grade A student at husband school I think! Very excited I was to begin this one. It had been a while since I had painted such a large canvas, and painting flowers is my favourite.
How do you make love last forever?! Now there's a question. To which I don't have the answer. But that's not really what I mean. This is a piece about how I helped one lovely bride and groom to keep their wedding memories alive every day, by creating bespoke artwork with treasured elements of their big day. In a big way!
Its over. All the planning, scheming and dreaming that has taken over your life for the last several eternities. Done. Dusted. Just one day, but a lifetime of memories.
Kids grow up so fast. Zoooom and they got big! But their clothes stay the same size. You only have to blink and they no longer fit into that adorable baby grow or that favourite, cute t-shirt. I hate putting their clothes away - it’s lovely if you’re planning to get them out again one day for another hopeful child, but if you’re done with that pukey, sleepless, nappy filled era, then it’s actually quite sad getting rid of those once-loved garments.