enjoy an affordable Christmas with Super Seconds Festival this October

Remember the fab sample and seconds sale from April this year? It's your lucky week, because Super Seconds Festival is coming up again this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. Check out the sale PREVIEW now! It is the UK's biggest independent seconds and sample sale, featuring 250 independent makers: artists, designers and crafters – all offering affordable and very giftable creations...... Continue Reading →

working for good fundraising update: royal free charity

In March, I signed up to fundraise for UK for UNHCR via Work for Good (#notsponsored!!) in order to be able to fundraise both legally and consistently. Since then, with your help, I have donated to them as well as Cancer Research UK (May–August charity) and now it's time for the next fundraiser. And now, for the third charity of the year: 10%... Continue Reading →

super seconds festival spring 2022

There is a massive SALE this weekend! I am so excited to be taking part in Super Seconds Festival Spring 2022, and it's going to be a whopper, at which I will be getting myself some bargains too! Check out the FESTIVAL PREVIEW now! The event starts at 10am on Saturday, 9th April and runs... Continue Reading →

working for good – a fundraising announcement

This month, I signed up to fundraise for UK for UNHCR via Work for Good (#notsponsored!!) in order to be able to fundraise both legally and consistently. UK for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the UK, building solidarity and raising funds to protect refugees worldwide. (via Work for Good which takes care of the legal aspects of fundraising as a business). You may... Continue Reading →

cats seem to be on my mind lately

Everyone who knows me would unanimously agree that I, Arati, am a dog person. I don't by any means hate cats at all, I just prefer dogs! But, lately, I have been painting rather a lot of cats... Mostly influenced, I have go admit, by my sister's rescue cat, a lovely lad. This latest piece... Continue Reading →

the van Gogh experience

Somehow, I never did get around to sharing my visit to the van Gogh experience in Spitalfields, London. There was a rather small and not very good quality selection of digital prints of the artist's work. Explanation of the series with a small selection of works printed on canvas The display and some of the... Continue Reading →

old work i still love today

A long, long time ago, I can still remember when pastels used to make me... SMILE! Well, they still do now... this is a 2004 painting 'Feather and Egg' I made using oil pastels (Pentel, I think) and it's a piece I still really love today. Feather and Egg pastel painting Thankfully I still have... Continue Reading →

Sharing what’s behind the scenes

Behind the scenes is something I'm getting more comfortable with showing in video rather than photography. It's hard to stop and take pictures – and pretty ones, at that! – while you're trying to be artist and businessperson at the same time. It's over on ny YouTube channel that I share these snippets of my... Continue Reading →

the highs and lows of making art

These three pictures represent a few highs and lows over the years. Sometimes pieces you make work and sometimes they don't. First is my Spring Ladybirds teatowel, an underperforming favourite for ... I really love the quirkiness and freshness of it, but it's really not done too well at all in terms of popular opinion.... Continue Reading →

a sneak peek at something new

Do you like seeing sneak previews or is it just annoying to see something you can't get yet? Well, if it's the latter, then I can only say that I'm following the PEPtober prompt over on my instagram so I shared this card sample that arrived. And I thought you my like to see it... Continue Reading →

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