BEHIND THE SCENES: AWAY FROM PAINTING
I'd like to say in August I was meandering through a meadow calmly and joyfully collecting floral inspiration for hand painted candles, but in reality I was immersed in entertaining children and trips to various dehydration inducing places like Kidzania. We also visited London a couple of times, went blackberry picking, played in the rain at local parks and visited new local places.
(West Mersea, Essex and Mulberry Harbour, Essex pictured below)
After reading my last newsletter (thank you!), you will know that I am a massive podcast fan, and can barely do anything without listening to a podcast, but this month relit my love of real reading. I have found reading hard the past couple of years, as could not focus or concentrate (blaming distracting phone/lockdown worries/too much good tv).
My new little reading hack is reading on my phone (sorry, not the most innovative tip), as it is much more accessible and I can do a couple of pages on the go. I have been using the brilliant Borrow Box app (where you can borrow books from your local library in the UK). As the book has to be returned after a few weeks, the pressure has definitely spurred me on to read and finish them on time!
I read the below three books last month and recommend them all if you need a book to read that doesn't require too much brain power.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Olive by Emma Gannon
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHAT I'M PAINTING
Last month I was busy painting and creating the new Blue Jardin collection that launched at the end of August. It was my most popular yet, selling out in the evening! Thank you so much for your orders. I am soooo grateful I am able to paint these for you. The orders have kept me busy the past couple of weeks and will all be dispatched by this Friday.
I also painted a few extra as I went and they will be available on the website this Friday 10th September at 8pm GMT
Aside from website pre-orders, I have lots of wedding bespoke orders and some other custom birthday, engagement, naming ceremony/baptism candles. I now have no capacity until February 2022 for any custom orders.
LUCKY DIP REVEAL: JULY
The Lucky Dip candles will now be revealed in this monthly newsletter. I am so paranoid about ruining any surprises, so hoping by revealing two months later this should be okay for any gifting!
July was a Violet filled month…
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR : COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER
I am working on a new Thanksgiving collection to launch 24th September, allowing plenty of time for delivery to those of you in U.S/Canada. I will reveal the designs the week of launch for pre-shopping browsing. I am VERY excited about this.
🌼Mini restock- Friday 10th September 8pm GMT🌼
🍂Thanksgiving collection- Friday 24th September 8pm GMT🍂