21 October 2011

Seaside Holiday

It's been a long first year since the arrival of our boys so it was lovely to spend a weeks holiday with the Wishart family in North Yorkshire.  Who could believe the weather! We had a wonderful day in Scarborough with 27oc sunshine. A walk round the harbour, fish and chips for lunch followed by some sand castle building and a Mr Whippy :-) 
I got some wonderful inspiration for new work. There were 5 georgeous and fluffy donkeys working hard on the beach.  It is such a shame that there are so few working donkeys left. It is a wonderful British tradition!

18 October 2011

The Studio Is Calling!

Well I think it is safe to say we have definitely left summer well and truly behind us. Time to look forward to all the exciting events coming up in the near future!

Eleven months after the arrival of her twin boys, Joanne is back in her studio painting again. I have returned to my role as Joanne’s intern. New ideas are in the making and deadlines have been set, we are definitely back in business!

Picking up where she left off, Joanne has started work on some coastal scenes, including a large canvas of Craster. She also has plans to start work on a new collection of greeting cards for the winter season. And in between all that, Joanne is also having fun exploring new ideas on 20 x 20cm canvases for the Ouseburn Open Studios exhibition! The 20 x 20s are always really popular with visitors and after having a peek round all the studios here at Mushroom Works it looks like this year’s exhibition is set to be bigger, brighter and more diverse than ever.


We’ve both loved being back in the studio again and we hope you enjoy all the future blogs to come. We’ll keep you up to date with Joanne’s progress, upcoming events and general happenings here at Mushroom Works.

It feels good to be back!