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Diabetic Eye Screening

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 As I sat down to begin my eye test I was handed a plastic eye cover, you know the type, it has a handle two holes to see through and one is covered by a plastic shutter. I placed it open shutter to my right eye (The bad eye). The healthcare worker asked "Can you see anything?" I replied "No, not a thing!" She brought the board of letters closer, about 2 feet away,  "What about now?" "I can just make out the shape of the board" I replied. "Well, you're not totally blind then?" Yes that's what I was told at my last Diabetes health screening! To get told "Well, you're not totally blind then?" Is an absolute disgrace, an insult and disregard of someone's feelings. I agree, I'm not totally blind but if you were to cover one eye with bubble wrap doubled folded tell me what you can see? That's right nothing of any detail now try to write, draw, walk, pick up a cup! It's not easy. I feel absolutely sickene

Missed Our Newsletter?

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 I know what you're thinking! "I'll get bombarded with endless marketing material and continuous emails! You might? No! Only kidding! You'll get one email, yes! Just one per month, letting you know where the next event day will be and sharing offers available to our members. So if you haven't subscribed yet, then you're missing out. Every month we offer some fantastic discounts, as much as 30% can be found on selected items for exclusive members. Our members can even pay a deposit from the displayed products listed on the newsletter and pay the balance at our next Event Day when they pick up their order. You simply can't afford to miss out on these great savings! Don't miss out and subscribe to the next newsletter in August:  Subscribe View the collections: Click image to view originals ⬆️ Ltd. Edition Unframed ~ Ltd. Edition Framed ~ Ltd. Edition Framed Canvas ~ Mini Framed Prints ~ Greetings Cards • • • __________________________________ Click image t

Invest in Art

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  Not sure whether to invest in Art? Well you're not the only one! There's literally thousands that miss the opportunity to invest in Art, maybe they just don't know the advantages or the capabilities of excellent growth in a particular artist's development.  Whether it's an original or signed limited edition, you will get a better return rather than an open edition and as sales increase, those who have invested in a signed limited edition will get far better results because of the limited availability of the prints. Inturn the fortunate individuals that invested in an original... I certainly don't need to tell you how originals perform, look at Banksy!  It's always important to look how an artist is performing, to see what the artist is working on! What are they creating now? Is there a new series being developed? Has their style changed? These are all important factors to consider when investing in an artists work.  Still feeling a little out of depth ente

Thrilled to be back!

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 After some time away, we just can't wait to be back at Trentham this weekend and with savings of up to 30% on event days, you just can't miss this one! We have a large selection of wall art and greeting cards. We will be showcasing some of our regular products and some new pieces that we know you'll just love ❤️  Showcased on the easel will be the Peaky Blinders "Who's Gonna Stop Us?" Large Size Edition No.5 in this super size series of 10 framed prints. When the total of 10 editions large Size have been sold there will be no more produced. Click image to order online  Along with the framed and unframed prints we have a selection of greetings cards. We have packs or £3 each or any 6 designs for £15 Click image to order online Click image to order online Click image to order online  You can catch us at Trentham Makers Market this Saturday from 10am until 4pm Trentham Estate, Stone Road. ST4 8JG

Thank you!

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 Thank you so much to everyone that takes the time to read my blogs. It is quite refreshing to know that you spend the time in this fast active none stop world we live in. It's lovely to hear from those of you that have sent your good wishes. It may take me some time in getting my response out but I will. I used to keep everything inside, not share problems and bottled it up. I was once told, write everything down, no matter how insignificant it may seem, once you write it down and read it back you'll see a different perspective. It does work! I'm no writer, I can assure you of that! But just like a writer I like to document things, get it down on canvas and get it it out there! See who responds? Mostly it's positive, some negative. The negativity I collect, place it in an imaginary bin liner with the wording "Do not respond" on it and go back to creating more! First stage of oil on canvas! Getting the values right. The boats should be interesting, very detail

I'm raring to go!

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 My partner and myself have had several  months of knockbacks due to illness. I'll not go into any detail, but all our time has been taken up with doctors appointments, scans, hospital admissions and operations.  We await further scan results and we are hoping for some good news, we remain as positive as we can under the circumstances and keeping fingers crossed, hoping that the worst is behind us. We look forward to  getting back to some normality!  When we are ready and have passed all health checks ✔️ the event days will begin once more. We will be booking our event days a little closer to home.  We plan to showcase at Trentham Makers Market in May. Why not visit us at our next show. If you would like to be kept updated on any upcoming event days or to be kept informed of the latest releases and offers for Exclusive Members please  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.  We offer bespoke limited edition wall art which are all individually hand signed and numbered. There's als

If Van Gogh Did It?

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 It feels like years but it's only been  months, I say "Only!" It's tough to adapt and it's taken some time to literally retrain to paint again after my stroke. The confirmation of test results and diagnosis confirmed it was a Central Retinal Artery Occlusion, resulting in permanent sight loss to my right eye.  I'm now beginning to experience some "Creative Flow" and this is really important to an artist. I can sense how a painting will turn out before I even apply paint to the canvas! There's an insight, a mood and my state of mind! When both the creativeness and enthusiasm are in abundance it's so much enjoyable being proactive. A lot of artists experience emotional attachment, they just can't let go! I feel this too, it isn't easy to let go of a painting that has taken several months to create, even longer in some cases.  I have to admit, it's been difficult for both myself and my partner. The trauma that my partner and myself