12 February, 2018

More Work In Progress...

These are some new canvases I've started working on recently. I thought the shape was very interesting and I also came across some wooden letters and thought I would experiment with them as well. 

Not sure what else I will do with them, but stay tuned...
Bye for now.

Work In Progress...

Here are some pieces I've been working on in the studio...

Here are some close ups of the two paintings.


These are two other paintings I've been working on for a while and am still struggling to resolve them. I've gone back and added modelling paste and tissue paper to give it more texture. 

 Here are close ups.

Bye for now.

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

If you're still stuck and are in need of a card for that special someone, take a look-

They are all blank inside, 4"x 6", acrylic and watercolour paints on white card stock. If you are interested send me an email at carmen@carmenbnorris.com
Bye for now.

02 January, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

I wanted to wish you all a very

and to say thanks for all the support you have given me through out 2017. I hope 2018 brings us lots of peace, prosperity, creativity and joy.
I wondered whether or not to make any resolutions this year. In doing so, I've come to the realisation that I'm rubbish at keeping them so have decided not to make any this year.
Have you made any resolutions you'd like to share?
So its back to routines, which I'm all for-I've gone back to work today and am hitting the gym later. Getting up was very hard as I had to get up at 7am; for the last weeks I've slept in late-sometimes till 9am :-). Its also quite dark at that time of day which makes it depressing as well :-(. In the end it wasn't too bad especially since it was a Teacher Training Day and the kids weren't in.
Tomorrow will be a different story...

Yesterday, on my last day of holiday I decided I would give my studio a good cleaning and do some organisation. Here are some before photos-

Here are some after photos-I was only able to tackle the left side of the studio.
 And here's my "working wall" which gives my great satisfaction.
I will try and do a bit more during the week and I'll let you know how I get on.
Bye for now.

13 November, 2017

'Tis the Season for Christmas Markets

Christmas is quickly approaching, so if you need a unique present for someone special-  why not try these two markets. I will have a stall at both selling paintings, prints, collages and cards.

If you are able to attend please stop by and say hello.
Bye for now.

17 September, 2017

Swindon Open Studios 2017 in Photos

Today was the last day of the Swindon Open Studios. I really enjoyed taking part this year as I was able to meet some really interesting people and get some good feedback about my work. I also spoke with other artists and learned what they've been up to as well. This year at the library I exhibited with three other artists, it was really interesting to see our work on display together as our styles and subject matter are very different to each other.
Here are some photos of the exhibition hanging in the Corridor Gallery of the Central Library.
Olivia H Frost
My work of course 
Liz Selley
Dona Bradley
Some more artwork on display during the two weekends.
I had cards printed with my artwork on them which were very popular.
 This is me after my first sip of Mocha and ready to get going on some prints.
And here are pieces I worked on while at the library.
I had a little visitor who had a go at making her own mono print.
If you were not able to come to the library and visit us, the exhibition will remain at the library till Wednesday, 20th September. My next project will be ordering more cards of my artwork and finishing up some paintings for my next event-the Commonweal Christmas Market. Stay tuned for more details on that later.
Bye for now.

11 September, 2017

Reminder-Swindon Open Studios 2017 Starts This Weekend

Just a quick reminder that the Swindon Open Studios start tomorrow. This year there will be an Art Draw where you have the opportunity to win money towards artwork displayed in the participating studios. Come to any of the studios to get more information. Here's a reminder of where I'll be:
If you are in the area, stop in and say hello.
Bye for now.