Friday, 4 April 2014


Life hasn't been running like the beautiful machine I know it can do of late. Illness struck the household and amongst a few other niggly things, well it's been a bit bleurgh quite frankly.  Still, we have a huge amount to be grateful for so I shall shut up the whinge box and move on...

A few weeks ago I was approached by a gorgeous lady with regards to creating her a piece of artwork that could be printed off as 'thank you' postcards for her customers over at Lusciously Loopy.  I was really happy to be working with her but scared at the same time - I'm still lacking in the confidence department at times, but I'm getting there!  I was given the brief of  'a sheep' and a quote to work to, the rest was up to me.  *Gulp* I've never painted a sheep before!  A couple of sketches proved it wasn't above my ability thank goodness and I now have permission to share the finished result!

Lynn is really wanting to work with other small businesses which is a fabulous ethos. She has started a series of 'meet the owner' blog posts and I'm the first! You can read what was written over here :  Meet Julia.  I am so grateful that Lynn offered me that platform to speak a little, and very much look forward to working with Lynn in some way in the future.

In other news, I have been working on a couple of other commissions. One I can't yet share, but the other I can share in all her glory :)  I was asked to come up with a piece as a Mothers Day gift, from two young sons for their wonderful mama.  This was the finished piece...

I am extremely pleased to say it was much liked - it was important to me to get it right!

I have also created a few pieces which are up for sale via Facebook (website will be coming soon!) here Joyicity Art

This one has been sold already and will be winging her way to her new home on Saturday :)

That makes my heart sing!

I think it is amazingly awesome to create something that somebody wants in their home - it makes me smile rather big smiles!

Away from the studio, life has been trundling on.  Our goats, Poppy, Hettie and Winston have been enjoying the slightly drier days and feasting on the nettles sprouting out of the ground at last.  Our chicken ladies are feeling in fine fettle and we are receiving 7 eggs from the 9 girlies.  2 girlies are still slightly too young to lay right now so the figures add up :)  Our duck girls are doing us proud - 3 eggs from 3 - perfick.

The rest of my day is going to be spent cleaning, tidying, animal and children duties, and hopefully with a bit of studio creativity time squeezed in.  We shall see....

Have a good one lovely peoples xx

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