To all my fantastic customers, I am taking a short break to recharge and enjoy some nature and the shop will be closed until the 16th June 2023. See you soon! Best wishes, Alex
Eyes Open or Closed?
What if I told you there was a place where millions of females were forcefully impregnated as soon as they were fertile and had their babies ripped away from them within hours of being born. This process repeated every single year until they are exhausted and then they are killed as they are no longer … Continue reading Eyes Open or Closed?
I have been a bit quiet recently. This is mostly down to having lots of markets and lots of painting stock to keep up with!! I was recently contacted about an owl vase commission for a special birthday. After deciding on a barn owl design I set to work. Once I had made good progress … Continue reading Owl Commission
So why should you care about living ethically?
We are a social species, we rely on others in order to be able to live our lives, not too many of us can sustain ourselves, survive or be happy and live alone in a corner of the world where there are no other people. This may seem like paradise to me at times, but … Continue reading So why should you care about living ethically?
Sorry, I got distracted
Oops, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted. I got a bit distracted. As you know, I have recently moved back to the UK from Sardinia. As I am new to this area and I have no inherent connections to the Shaftesbury area, I wanted to try to connect with some local vegans. … Continue reading Sorry, I got distracted
Exciting News! I will be taking part in some markets this year in Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset. The calendar of events is on this page and will be updated as new Markets are added. I will be regularly at the Town Hall Market in Shaftesbury throughout the season, but will also be showing at other … Continue reading Markets!
A month of Discovery
Reflections from an artisan small business startup One month and counting since I launched the Etsy Shop now! I have made a few sales which is promising and also had a number of people add my items to their favourites so the future still holds promise for more sales to come. But what are my … Continue reading A month of Discovery
It's the not knowing that gets to you... That's what has been eating away at my brother and the rest of the family. He has just undergone treatment for Lymphoma last year, which the doctors thought was the cause of the 2 tumours in his lungs. Turns out it wasn't, the treatment for the lymphoma … Continue reading Uncertainty
Let's talk about the power of breath... If you have ever felt stressed or worried, you may have noticed how your breath becomes very short and strained when you feel that way. The effects of stress on the physical body and breath are numerous and none especially good for well-being, but that effect can go … Continue reading Straw Breath
It’s Happening! Shop has launched.
I am so excited to tell you that my Etsy shop has launched today! It's been a full on week with all the preparations, but worth every second. I will be sharing my experiences as I go along and passing on any useful tips along the way. To celebrate the launch, I am offering a … Continue reading It’s Happening! Shop has launched.