Ideal Home Show 2019

What a great year we’ve had at the Ideal Home Show in Glasgow this weekend.

The whole event was buzzing and there were new friends that we’ve made!

The Scottish kilty paintings we’re popular, I wasn’t too sure how they’d go down.. I love painting them.

Thank you to everyone who has popped along to say hi and introduce themselves.. It’s great to meet people in real life.

Thank you too to everyone who has asked me to paint a commission. I do like a good challenge and look forward to the next couple weeks of creating more artwork from my home to yours.

Until the next event.. Be blessed x

The Ideal Home Show 2018, Glasgow

The Ideal Home Show in Glasgow has now passed and was a big success!

It was my first Ideal Home Show, but not the first time I’ve had a fair stand at the SECC – always a great venue.

Over the 4 days, I displayed my large oversized artworks and some smaller pieces.

I set up a painting station too on the stall where I happily splashed away on the canvas , much to the amusement of a lot of children.  I asked them to help me with ideas for the paintings.

Always learning and growing and working out the best ways of doing things; What did I learn from this event?   I don’t think I will continue the larger artworks to the extent I have as they don’t sell as easily as my smaller pieces.  Also, I will need a bigger car!

I love painting the small box paintings – I believe in making affordable art and they’re so handy for transporting and make fabulous little gifts to give.

I also have a new -found love of my naïve art, whimsical art style.  I wasn’t too sure how this would go down, but had very good feedback. I love creating little characters in Scottish inspired scenes.

Its all learning and reshaping…

Watch my website this month as I start my 100 painting challenge!

http://www.cherylmorrice.com

A new creation

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 🦋

I keep thinking of butterflies this week. Aren’t they beautiful little creatures. But they spend the first part of their lives crawling in the dirt until they are fat and dirty and can’t move. Then a cocoon is formed around them. Whilst inside the cocoon, the butterfly is literally being transformed from the inside out. Every part of his inner being is rearranging itself and recreating itself into something beautiful. The brand new butterfly eventually emerges and has freedom to live beautifully!🦋🦋This is what happens when we become part of God’s family. He literally gives us a new Spirit and a new mind. When we stop, confess our sin, repent (turn) from our life sin, and get into the “cocoon” (shelter) of Jesus’ redeeming love, God transforms us from the inside out.He no longer sees us as the old caterpillar dirty with sin but sees us through His filter of love. Our old stinkin thinking ways no longer satisfy us and we find new life and freedom. Isn’t that amazing. 🦋I love how God speaks to us through nature. Some of us have been caterpillars for far too long and it’s time to shake it off and emerge as beautiful butterflies 🦋🌷you are so very loved.

So I made a whole batch of butterfly paintings for Mother’s Day. ☺

Retro swimmers

I’m really excited about my fat ladies on the beach canvas’! They have been selling well in Portobello, Edinburgh and I’m having fun making tonnes more.

These are also available in my Etsy shop and make great little gifts.

New collection: Edinburgh street scenes

I am in the midst of building a new collection of paintings. Mixing my love of my favourite City Edinburgh and naive / folk art.

Here are a few of my new paintings and I hope you enjoy the scenes I am building over the next year.

All originals are for sale from my website and cards/ prints will be available online or at my wee Grassmarket stall …

Favourite artist: Gary Bunt

My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist.

I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch.

I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings and poems about Jesus and the Kingdom.

I recently discovered the world of ‘naive art’. I didn’t actually know it was a genre of art.

There’s a whole world of naive art out there – centuries old!

It’s redeemed me from striving and thinking I have to be some kind of ‘really good artist’ , making boring pairings that look lifelike to be successful.

‘Naive’ artists have no formal art training and paint in their own free style, any subject they choose -that’s me!

I feel a whole lot free’er to paint in my own style – which I always thought was a bit childlike – anyhow, now I don’t really care and I’ve found new joy in painting for fun.

The District Nurse series

Happy new year!

I would like to start the year by introducing my new series of paintings.

I’ve decided to stick with my whimsicle style of painting as I just love painting cute little people.

Over the year I plan on creating different little characters with little stories.

It’s so much fun. Just to start off, here is Bunty, the District nurse.

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of her throughout the year.

Watch this space

Beryl the bear needs a home…

Beryl the Bear has been on many adventures this year from being the star of my stall at the Country Living Fair, to keeping me company in the cold down the Grassmarket

Now she would like to retire and live in a warm house full of joy

She’s looking for a baby nursery or children’s room to brighten up and can be adopted for sale here at my Etsy shop.

Please share Beryl’s story and hopefully we can find her a home for Christmas….

The Country Living Fair 2017

The Country Living Fair was a huge success!

This was my first time as a trader at the Country Living Magazine fair and I will definitely come back next year. What a grand selection of talent from across the U.K. What a buzzing atmosphere and I made friends with the traders around me.

The customers were very lovely. It was quite quiet on a couple days but it was icy outside and the rugby was on..

Im not the best yet at selling like a street trader from Eastenders so I decided to bring my paints and make pet portraits for people whilst they shop! This was a genius idea…you could wait 4 weeks for a portrait if you ordered online.

The big panda was a hit and sold quickly. I get a bit emotional when my favourite paintings are sold. So I went home and recreated one overnight. My trader friends though this was mad 😝

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name-the-bear' comp on my Facebook page as I realised poor Mrs Bear didn’t have a name or a Story to tell. She’s now Beryl .

Lessons learnt?

Well, I may have been over-prepared and brought too much stock. My tiny stall looked beautiful but a bit like Steptoes yard.I had a huge help thanks from His Handsomeness who did a great job of putting up shelves and heavy paintings I also learned that I love my artworks on black. This is my signature style and will be my focus from now on.

As well as my cute cards which sold out . I’ll be making more designs of these.

I am very exciting for 2018 and all the other Trade shows I booking into now.

I’ve worked quite hard lately and now it’s time for tiny break before catching with Crimbo pet portrait orders.

Cheryl x