Saturday, 29 May 2010


Campervan is nearly ready for Volksfling!! It's been a crazy week with van failing MOT, but passing re-test late Friday afternoon. OH is busy bolting the bed back down so we have a comfy sleep, I was not going for the idea of just chucking the mattress on the floor. With the possible (and now definite) wet weather it would just end up soaking.

Been a long time since our last trip in the camper back in October, so we are bound to of forgotten something. Only camping for one night so I am sure it won't be too big a deal. Really looking forward to first trip of the year, and this year I am insured to drive as well. Fingers crossed I don't bump it or scratch the alloys!!!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday Folksy lovin'

Been ages since I have had a Friday off work and had chance to partake in the Folksy Friday love. So here are my favs of late. Enjoy :-)

Jings Things

Lou Lou's Luxuries

Lucy's Happy Place

Asking for Trouble

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Handbags I want on Etsy

It is my birthday put together this list of etsy handbags late last night

Okay I admit it, I have a slight handbag obsession, I LOVE THEM. I use to buy about one a month, but now save up and buy more expensive ones or make suggestions for birthday presents.....hint hint Paul! :-)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Jade Stout landscape influences

I have always loved the outdoors, the beach and fresh air. Growing up in Orkney this was everywhere. I grew up in a tiny bay called Houton in Orphir. The farm cottage I spent these early years in was only the width of a single track road from high tide. Being this close to the sea and elements from a very early age I was mesmerised by the power they have...

Once at art college I continued my love of art and from about 2nd year started painting exclusively with landscape as my main influence. Artists I found inspiring than and still do now, had a huge impact on how I developed my abstract landscape style.