Saturday, 20 November 2010


This has been one of my busiest weeks to date!!! As well as helping one day per week at my son's junior school with all manner of christmas crafts (including making angels out of fir comes!!!!) and attending school trips, I have been preparing for Ouseburn Open Studios (26th - 28th November)

The last weekend in November, sees the return of the much-anticipated Ouseburn Open Studios and next weekend promises to be bigger and better than any before! The studios in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle are home to a wide range of artists and designers. This year there are eight venues opening their doors to the public, located across the breadth of Ouseburn Valley. This weekend gives you the opportunity to talk to the artists in their studios and it is also a superb opportunity to talk about commissions.

We have a couple of prints hanging in our home by artists from Mushroom Works.

Joanne Wishart's view of Cullercoats Harbour is on our landing,

and Jim Edward's print of Holy Island is in our living room.

Both of these wonderful artists have studios at mushroom works and will be opening their doors for Ouseburn Studios!

Although I don't have a studio I have been invited to take part in the infamous 20 x 20 for £20 extravaganza at Mushroom Works! Local artists will be producing 20cm square artworks for you to take home for a mere £20!

If you intend to visit this superb event you can find more information at

The opening times are:

Friday 26th November 6pm-8pm (preview night at Mushroom works only)
Saturday 10am - 5pm (all venues)
Sunday 11am - 4pm (all venues)

Here is a little sneak peek of my work for the 20x20 special exhibition

Hope to see you there!


Delilah Tyler said...

Hello there! I bought one of the £20 pieces at Mushroom Works on Saturday, really wanted one of the beautiful birdies I'd seen here but made do with a lovely sunrise! Will you be stocking any of these in your Etsy store? :) x

APPLIQUE said...

Hi Delilah

Thanks you for getting in touch - I guess you live in the north east???

If you forward your e-mail address I can give you some further details on the framed 'Scandinavian birds'! My e-mail address is

Jane x

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