Thank you, thank you, thank you & once again thank you for the over whelming response to the Ava Super Princess Series.
Thank you for trusting me with this commission Sheye it's been an absolute pleasure working with you and a big virtual hug to all the wonderful people that have been so touched by Ava's story. We have raised a lovely sum of money for the Mater Hospital and I know this figure will just keep on growing.
I'd like to share with you a quote from Sheye's blog "When I imagine them up in rooms all around the World, it truly makes me smile"
If anyone would like to send me photos of their Ava prints in their new homes, I'd love to have a little on line exhibition.
It's been a busy month both emotionally and physically. As well as all the Super Princess orders I had quite a number of repeat wholesale orders and a lovely large order from Art Star in Philadelphia (I literally jumped around the living room when they got in contact, yay me!)
I nearly came to blows with my neighbour about an extension that I wanted to have built. Russ & I now BOTH work from home (a 1 bedroom flat) so the thought of a second bedroom/studio was super exciting.... but I now except (pouty lip and crossed arms, just like a little madam doll!) it wasn't to be! Plan b is now back in action... converting the garage. Encouragingly an article in the Guardian last weekend wrote about the virtues of a garden workspace, lets hope so, I'll keep you updated.
Anyway I worked like a mad woman up until last Sunday and then...... HOLIDAY!
First stop North Devon, our friends are the proud owners of a red speed boat, with sexy cream leather seats, its very miami Vice! Russ went wake-boarding but unfortunately (ehem!) I'd forgotten to pack my wet suit!
Next stop St Agnes, Cornwall
to stay in a beautiful thatched cottage that we had rented with friends, 2 mins walk from a sandy surf beach, which has its own bull seal called Barry! Russ and I stayed in the pretty yellow room, which secretly I thought of as Milly molly mandy's room, I find the thickness of the walls so comforting.
This summer has been the wettest on record in Britain, so it was an utter fluke that we happened to go on holiday a week the sun shone every single day.
We packed a summers worth of fun into 5 days. Large lazy breakfasts,
reading but mostly chatting on the beach, snacking on naughty cheesy chips and Champagne and then home to log fires and more delicious home cooked food. One of our friends that we were away with is an illustrator by day & cordon bleu chef (almost!) by night...perfect mmmmmm.
The holiday ended with a spur of the moment decision to take a scenic flight along the Cornish coast
and then Russ and I snuck in a bonus night back in Devon. We stayed in this fabulous, very English B&B,
these kittens put a big smile on my face!