art in the yurt!

This past month I’ve had an exhibition at London’s only Yurt Cafe! It was great to share a collection of my recent paper cuts, and receive some super kind, useful and encouraging feedback in return. :) Thanks so much if you popped by to visit, and an extra special thanks if you supported me and my work by buying one of the pieces! I’m currently making Christmas cards and gifts, then new things will be on their way in the new year. As always, if you have a commission idea or any other kind of request in the meantime, just get in touch!

Here’s a few snaps of things from the Yurt x x x

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public acts

Over summer I had the amazing opportunity to be part of a community theatre project via my local community centre, in partnership with the National Theatre. Together with around 200 other people from all across London, a whole series of workshops and rehearsals culminated in a musical production on the NT’s main Oliver Stage over the August bank holiday. It was incredible- one of the most joyful, life-giving things I’ve ever been part of! There’s so (so!) much I could write about it, but I’ll keep it brief and let my art say a little for me instead. Here’s two special paper cuttings I made inspired by the show itself, all the beautiful people I met & made friends with in the process…

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Mother's day

My Mother's day gift went down well. Hurrah! Always a good thing to happen. This year I made my beautiful Muma a framed picture with a difference- the picture is bursting out of the frame! 

I've really been enjoying painting flowers again lately, and that's how this piece started. My housemate had brought some daffodils, which sat in a jug on our living room table. I was captivated by them- so bright and beaming with joy, I thought if I could even capture just a tiny bit of that, it would be the kind of present I'd like to give to honour Mum with. 

Once the daffs were painted, they just didn't seem to want to stay on the page however. They looked too flat like that, and absent mindedly I found myself cutting round them with a craft knife. (why is it that the best ideas often bubble up when we don't exactly have a plan?!) I had a white frame that was meant for hanging notecards on, and suddenly I realised- no, this is what it's truly made for! I pulled the string and pegs out of the middle, and attached my bloomin daffs instead. 

Mum likes it, and I enjoyed making it. I may well make more similar pieces again soon! 

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