"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626


I've relocated the blog to https://pencilandleaf.valerielittlewood.uk/
Please come and join my constant struggle with all things creative :)

Saturday, 8 February 2020

The Blog is moving! ... and some Beautiful Boxes

Dearest Readers,

After over 10 years I am leaving blogger! Yes its hard..but I have found it increasingly difficult to make Blogger work for me and so posting has rather fallen by the wayside.
I want to do more and need a new platform.
Thank you for all your comments over the years. They have helped so much during those inevitable creative wasteland times and celebrated with me a few successes and given me a good reason to keep going!!

I looked back fondly to my first tentative Live Oak drawing, not knowing if anyone would even see it.

What does this mean Val ?

Well soon you will be receiving an email asking if you would like to sign up to  the new Wordpress blog.
I would love you to come along with me for the next 10 years which is looking very interesting!

It's still Pencil and Leaf .. same header and all the old posts will be there and it will be part of my new website. The website is rather empty at the moment but at last I am determined to get the bees, prints pigs and books in some sort of order

What next?

I have a very busy year ahead with major projects on Saffron, Grain and more. More prints, more books and an interesting exchange with my USA based friend Dy.

All this I will be recording on the new, fresh and easier-to-work-with...( I'm ever optimistic.... ) blog.

Meanwhile... beautiful Boxes

In the autumn I made some beautiful book boxes under the expert tuition of Clare Bryan at City Lit.
Check out her workshops and website be inspired. https://cargocollective.com/clarebryan/workshops

I cannot take any credit for these really as all I had to do was follow instructions as well as I could.
Glue is still an issue with me but I think I am getting a bit more precise and careful.. it has taken some time to instill this discipline!

So au revoir for now........ See you on Wordpress!