Friday, 22 June 2012

Time for a break

My new project is coming along nicely and will post a photo when finished.
Just added a couple more fairs for the 'Harvington Miniatures Roadshow', so it will be thirteen for this year with plans for a lot more next year, am already planning the 2013 calendar.

The painting above (Beatrix Potter's house) has just been sold along with a few others so am going to have to get the paints out again very soon.

For now though I am going to close the workshop door for a few days, need a break to re-charge my batteries!
Back soon.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Okay it's just over three days and the Harvington Miniatures Roadshow will be on it's way again, this time to Hinckley in Leicestershire, will be a first for us to that county, so hope all goes well.
Neck is back to normal thankfully and today has been the first time I have felt comfortable in the workshop, have managed to do a few turnings in a new batch of burl woods that I now have, lots of new items again since the last fair and then it's the end of July before our next one.
I do have new ideas which I hope to develop during the next few months and you will see them here as and when I get them ready.
Another of my new paintings above, this is titled 'Norfolk Cottage'.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Hinckley next............

Well it's just under two weeks for our next fair, we shall be at Hinckley in Leicestershire on June 17th, the fair is in it's 11th year and this will be the first time that Harvington Miniatures will have exhibited there.

Wow, it only seems five minutes since we were planning on which fairs to attend this year and here we are now almost half way through the year!
Just haven't had time to do all we had planned but still have some new items ready including the transparent jars/bottles pictured above, we shall have quite a selection of these available on our stand.

Many new paintings will also be on show including several cottages including the one below of a Norfolk Farmhouse.
Thanks to my new paintings I now have a trapped nerve in my neck which is the main reason that our plans for even more new miniatures is slightly on hold.
Spending too long in one position whilst painting miniatures is not something that I recommend.