Celia Hart's blog about what's going on in and around her studio.
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Woo-hoo! I'm back!

Hello! I thought I'd pop in to update you with goings on . . .

After the excitement of FolkEast we needed a break, so we loaded up my Tardis and went off for a holiday . . . not too far away, 260 miles to be precise, not as far away from Suffolk as Cornwall or the Lake District . . . we headed due East :-)

Yes! we took the overnight ferry from Harwich and after a good night's sleep in a cosy cabin, we ended up in Holland . . . our destination was a little thatched bungalow on the western edge of Gelderland.
I haven't had time to download the photos I took, in fact I didn't take that many. We hired bikes to explore the local area, took the train to Amsterdam and couple of times and had some trips by car a little further afield, including one just over the 'border' (such as it is these days, just a missable sign on the grass verge) into Germany on the Rhine.

Having got back into drawing after the very inspiring #DrawingAugust on Twitter (see all my August sketches here) I took a brand new sketchbook and my watercolours to keep some sort of holiday journal. The resulting paintings can be seen here . . . I'm adding a new page each day and Tweeting for #paintseptember.

Meanwhile things are getting interesting in my studio, various projects are coming to fruition :-)

Coming soon:

Christmas Cards and Gift Wrap

Fabrics

New small woodcuts 

and a feature in a very well known magazine
(I've just been sent a proof to check, so it really is happening!)


Stay tuned!
I'll be back soon
Celia
xx

24 comments:

  1. Once again you have gone somewhere that I have wanted to go, and gone looking at the sights as I would like to. I guess for now I'll have to live vicariously through your travels. I can't wait to see where you go next.

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    1. I think you'd love Holland Terry - lots of miniature goats and horses!

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  2. I love Holland! I am sure you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see more of your new product line. As for the magazine article, I am so excited for you! Let us know so we can hit the news stand before all of the copies are sold. X

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    1. Isn't Holland a lovely country!
      End of October Debs ;-)

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  3. Your new projects sound very exciting, especially fabric. I look forward to hearing more!

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    1. I'm excited about the fabric too :-)

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  4. All sounding exciting....off to look at you paintings! :) x

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  5. Sounds lovely, Celia. (I, too, had another short break -in Vancouver!)

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    1. Vancouver is wonderful! Bet you had lots of fun there!

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  6. Welcome back Celia, and many thanks for the links to your August drawings and Holland holiday sketchbook. The immediacy of the moment is very apparent in each image, and I very much admire your ability to tend to your observation and drawing and painting.

    (I continue to be a laggard on the sketchbook front. You do continue to inspire me to put something on paper, to get my left hand once again used to holding a pen, pencil or brush. Many thanks!)

    Of course, I am very curious to see your photographs from the Netherlands and the edge of Germany. Perhaps even a few pictures as you crosses the water east of where you live?) Shall I try to guess which magazine?

    Thank you also, Celia for showing me how good Twitter can be.)

    xo

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    1. You will have to keep a small sketchbook on your next travel adventure, Frances.
      I'm afraid there are no photos of the sea cxrossing - I was tucked up in bed in our cosy cabin and it was pitch dark outside :-)

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  7. Oh Celia it sounds wonderful!! I love Holland would love to go back soon. Loved your Bike! Also I am beginning a painting journal TODAY!

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  8. I love Holland and would go back again, I love your paintings too!

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  9. Loved your pictures, I enjoyed Holland as girl and would like to go back and cycle!! and draw. Also I am going to begin a painting journal today!

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    1. Holland is definitely the perfect country for cycling :-)

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  10. Your trip sounds fun, I love the bike painting. Lots of exciting things happening, look forward to hearing more.....

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  11. Celia, Love the drawings etc from your Holland excursion. You always manage to pick some great places to visit don't you? I can't get my head around the whole Twitter thing but wish I could as I loved your august drawings too, particularly the one in the church and the other one drawn at night. Very Piperesque and very lovely. Such a range of styles and things to be inspired to draw.
    Thanks by the way about the comment on older women. I missed the Channel 4 programme but will try and catch up with it!

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    1. Hope you managed to catch the programme on 4OD and thank you for the lovely comments about my August drawings x

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  12. I love your sketchbook pages!

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    1. Thank you Gina, I bet I lapse back into not sketching when 'm back to the busy-ness of pre-Christmas in my studio!

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