Hello you lovely people!
Well it's officially December so I can no longer grumble on about Christmas carols in all the shops and the Christmas trees that have been up since Halloween. It's time for ToftieHumbug to get on board with the Christmas Spirit!
Today I have been down at the studio decorating my stripy Christmas tree. This evening I will be making felt hats of my Mustard jig doll Christmas display. And yes, I will be looking round for Christmas records to play at my Open Studio weekend 5th and 6th December, 12-6pm daily at Brown Dog Studio, 12 Chapel Mews, (just at the bottom of Waterloo street, Hove, behind the Church) BN3 1AR. And you can check out all the other Brighton Christmas Artists Open houses in their brochure here... We're venue number 17.
I have 3 very special guest artist joining me too:
- Cadi Froehlich www.cadifroehlich.co.uk with her 3D Art
- Joe Ramm www.solomongrey.co.uk with her Treasures from the Kitchen
- Graham Alborough www.alboroughstonecaving.co.uk with his magnificent stone carvings
I will be performing my new puppet show One Fine Day, at 2pm and 5pm daily
Graham will be doing letter carving demonstrations
And there will be a tin of homemade minceypies, hot popcorn and mulled wine to warm your cockles
And that's all FREE!!!
But if you what to spend your money, I have been working hard to fill my old suitcases full of bargains! And there will be my new prints on wood, canvases, limited editions. I have the last few copies of my book One Man and his Dog. All of these I can sign and dedicate for you while you browse around...There are 2016 calendars, Christmas cards, a Lucky Dip and hot popcorn. Don't miss my lovely limited edition Bronze (only one available left to order)! I have a nice stock of GORGEOUS mustard cushions by the very talented Carolyn Brown that we are selling to raise money for the NSPCC. And I have painted and decorated a few extra special Christmas wooden jig dolls which I hope will make a lovely display... And if anyone wants to buy one, we're looking for a nice donation to Sightsavers International, so that lots more people can have vital cataract surgery in the new year.
Our online shop has the whole stock of Mustard goodies, and Nan Mustard is doing her special Christmas offer on large signed posters... Be quick though because there's limited stock at these great prices, and what a fine Christmas gift for the fan who wants to decorate their whole spare bedroom with Mustard wallpaper!
So much to do still!
Hope to see some of you there at the weekend...