Bejewelled...

  Spring has sprung on our front lawn and him outdoors can feel proud!

Spring has sprung on our front lawn and him outdoors can feel proud!

We have a "bejewelled mead" in our front garden at this time of year and when the sun (occasionally) shines, the colours and shapes come to life and I feel excited about the possibility of warmer weather being on the way. It is May Morning tomorrow and I have cheered myself up on this chilly day by enjoying this little glimpse of some Morris Dancers on May Day in Oxford from a couple of years ago:  

I love the sound of the sticks and what a joyful and wonderfully daft bunch! (You might see a familiar face dancing there too.)

I have also been feeling inspired by spring in the workshop - particularly as Oxfordshire Artweeks is just around the corner - detailed info below.  I have been busy busy busy and still have loads of ideas in mind:

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Work in progress!

Artweeks 2018: 10 artists will be exhibiting and demonstrating in 4 venues in the village of Great Coxwell from the Great Barn down to the Church over the last two weekends of May.  I will be there for the 3 days of the second weekend (26th-28th May, which includes the second May Bank Holiday) and this year I am excited to be showing in Peter's Barn for the first time.  So it would be lovely to see you if you are around and about.  Also, during the second weekend the National Trust are putting on a family friendly Arts Festival in and around the Great Barn – so check out what’s going on there too! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trust-great-barn-fest…

 

Poster block for Oxfordshire Artweeks in Great Coxwell, 2018:

 

Finally here is a little bit of poetry that seems to say it all...

SONG ON MAY MORNING
Now the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger,
Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
The Flowry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose.
Hail bounteous May that dost inspire
Mirth and youth, and warm desire,
Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing,
Hill and Dale, doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early Song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
— John Milton, 1608 - 1674

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Here's to it!

Thank you so much to all my customers, supporters, encouragers, likers and friends through the year. Here’s wishing you all good things for 2018 - see you then!

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    “You are the sky. Everything else - it’s just the weather” (Pema Chödrön)

Yours aye -

Margaret xx

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GREAT COXWELL - Sunday 3rd December

SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2017, 10.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

A date to put in your diaries - it's only a month a way!  This will be Town & Green's only Christmas Fair so come along to the Reading Room in Great Coxwell - scrummy lunches and teas and loads of nice things to look at - plus Christmas Hamper raffle and children's Lucky Dip.

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I have already got some gorgeous jewellery to show plus some vintage bits and bobs too.

But do get in touch in the meantime if you have any Christmas commissions  - already a number of things on my list :) - and I am always happy for people to come round to have look at what I have in stock.