Happy New Year!!!!

Blooming blooms it’s 2014 already!!

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2013 was very good to me & I might actually miss it…. but here we are on the fresh new edge of a whole shiny new year. I have big plans for 2014- while it is already suggesting it might be tricky at times I am quite determined that I am going to walk on the sunny side of it all & squeeze every drop of pleasure out of each & every opportunity.

Actual stuff planned- I have made a new years resolution, I am going to learn to whittle a spoon. I hve always had a bit of a thing for spoons, the loving utilitarian purpose of them, how they feel, the familiarity of them & then when you use them over the years the way they wear down on one side depending on how the stirer stirs. This one is my very favourite, I picked it up from a road side stall from an Orang Asli village in Malaysia at the beginning of the year. It’s so very perfect & I would love to be able to make something like this.

1508020_10202923999803604_438646131_nSo if you have any tips on spoon making?  please pass them over.

A really big event to look forward to is at the beginning of February- I’ve booked naughtily onto the Angie Lewin Wood block print course at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park it’s a weekend course & while I couldn’t really afford it I decided to go for it anyway as  a chance to learn……I want to use every chance this year to learn more skills & to really develop the ones I have but before I do it I want to look at every printmaker I can to see how it works so I’m properly prepared & can make the most of it- again if you have any suggestions of printmakers you love, let me know.


I have set myself some separate tasks- I’ve got a brand new sketch book which was a birthday gift so I’m doing a drawing a day but also I plan to do a weekly wool & textile study of the  hedgerow to note the tiny changes maybe I will organise an exhibition at the end of this year to tell the story?

As for the rest of it I plan to just work hard, smile & enjoy the good people around me.

1511282_676046519102184_2012206769_nI have some work for sale on here & Ill add to it as I go. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.564387160268121.1073741827.118577118182463&type=3

I hope you all have a wonderful year & I look forward to sharing it with you, let me know what you are hoping to do with your year.



P.s. I am going to be working hard to gather together a body of artworks ready for galleries & ready for the summer season here in Cornwall. If you have a gallery either in Cornwall or not & you want some of my work to hang out with you then let me know anytime.



3 thoughts on “Happy New Year!!!!

  1. Hi Lou, Happy New Year, Love to get your emails and admire your positivity and creativity. Good Luck for all your plans! You have inspired me to sign up for one course this year – yet to decide which one. Thanks Heather

    Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:07:40 +0000 To: heatherjburns@hotmail.com

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