Happy Holidays – Christmas 2017

As we approach Christmas I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and I hope you all have a festive and merry break! It has been a great pleasure being part of the WordPress community of bloggers and seeing all the creative and accomplished art being produced. It is very inspiring! Enjoy this recent linocut design from me of a cheeky red squirrel in the snow amongst the pine cones.

(© Catherine Cronin)

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Christmas Sale Print Sale 20% OFF

My Christmas print sale starts today in both my online Etsy & Artfinder shops – 20% of handmade original prints, on till December 17th 2017. Enjoy!

(© Catherine Cronin)

Christmas Markets London Dec Sat 3, Sun 4 at Horniman Museum & Sat 10 in Deptford

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I’m excited to have a stall selling my handmade linocut prints at two Christmas markets this year in December. I have 4 Christmas Card linocut designs to offer; two new designs for this year. I also have a small supply of handmade unique brooches consisting of decorative paper and colourful leather, that would make for a lovely stocking filler surprise.

I will be at the Horniman Christmas Fair on Dec Sat 3rd and Sun 4th. 10.30am-4.30pm. Address – 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ. It is a short walk from the nearest station, Forest Hill on the orange London Overground line.

http://horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/horniman-christmas-fair

“Enjoy family art activities, shop for gifts in the arts and crafts markets, pick up your seasonal produce at the Farmers’ Market (Saturday) and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and carol-singing on Sunday at the Bandstand.”

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I will be at SoLo Craft Fair’s Winter Wonderland at Buster Mantis on Dec Sat 10th, 11-5pm Buster Mantis, 3 Resolution Way, SE8 4NT. A 1 min walk from Deptford train station; and a short walk from Deptford Bridge DLR station.

https://www.facebook.com/events/330284977316823/

“As always SoLo Craft Fair will be finding some of the best makers and creators to make your Christmas shopping easy and enjoyable!
Grab a mulled wine or rum punch from the bar, listen to our great djs and browse our incredible stalls. There will be a free stitch and b*tch workshop running throughout the day so free feel to bring your latest knitted creation and join the group.
Christmas shopping will be made easy with an opportunity to design your own tote bag and a wrapping station for your newly purchased present at the event as well – all this just a stone’s throw away from Deptford Market. Also, free gingerbread men for all guests!”

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Christmas Collage Cards

I’ve been having festive fun making these collage Christmas cards.

(© Catherine Cronin)

Flying Peace Dove

Here is my first effort at a ‘Peace Dove’; a 3D-ish hanging decoration. The wings are folded into a horizontal position as if in flight and the tail is fanned open. I used blue marker pen with watercolour paint to decorate. I love the shape, but I think I can improve on the decoration, and I’d just like change the angle it is flying at slightly.

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(© Catherine Cronin)