BEHIND THE SCENES: AWAY FROM PAINTING
Some moments away from painting have been spent enjoying the sight and sound of the Brent Geese, who arrive in large flocks (around 4000 birds) in early October. They are the smallest species of goose to visit Britain and I love watching them feeding on the mudbanks and marsh land close to my house. The sound they make is incredible and slightly haunting (might be just me!) and can be heard from some distance away.
The later sunrises in October also meant I could enjoy a few more pink skied beach walks with the dog. I also have enjoyed spotting a lot more mushrooms through October- the rain and cooler weather have bought so many! Definitely need to work on a new mushroom candle design….
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHILST I'M PAINTING
Some fave Podcast listens the past month…
Sweet Bobby- JUST SO ADDICTIVE. This is a true-life/crime catfish style investigation about online deception and the poor Kirat loses a decade of her life dedicated to a relationship that isn't really there. It's heart breaking but addictive. I can't wait to hear the next episode.
Let's grow, girls- despite not really having a garden, I love listening to the interviews with experts about their insanely huge plots of land and poly tunnel lives. Saving all the tips for my future life. Plus the presenters Sarah and Nicole are really funny.
Across the Veil- special little mention for this one, as it is a candle customer's podcast! I loved listening to it, really fun and just love the American accent chatter!
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHAT I'M PAINTING
Soooo in danger of broken record ramblings, I did my first market!!!!!!!
It was so brilliant and I loved every second. Chatting to IRL customers was amazing, and meeting fellow stall holders was lovely too. It was a very busy day, and there was a mini queue to my stall at one point, so grateful my sister was there to help me pack!
I had spent a few weeks getting stock ready for the market, thinking I'd put some online after the market, but I basically sold out! 😲 so please see the end of the email for dates of stock replenishment 😚
Some behind the scenes of stall prep (charity shop trawling for props/baskets, late night mock ups in my kitchen and the final set up in South London!)
I also was busy painting and launching 4 new exclusive designs for Maison Flâneur, (see below). They sold out after a couple of days so please keep an eye on their website for more stock hopefully soon!
LUCKY DIP REVEAL: SEPTEMBER'S DESIGN
The Lucky Dips that arrived to people in September were a flower that seemed more prolific this year (or maybe it was because I'd decided to paint it so noticed them in every single garden on my dog walks!). The glorious lavender rays of the Aster flower were a joy to paint.
Please note the Lucky Dip candles will be replaced by the Secret Santa option through November and December. This is an option that is festive and ideal for gifting or to use as dinner favours.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR : COMING UP IN NOVEMBER
⭐Christmas Restock Thursday 18th November 8pm (inc some new designs!)⭐
🌙Thanksgiving Special Digital Workshop 21st November (more details to follow)🌙
🎅Christmas restock 3rd December 8pm 🎅