The other day I read that a print we bought last summer had appeared in a magazine. Here is Jax's blog post to prove it. And here is the print in my house. Her Folksy shop is well worth a visit.
It's very easy to get carried away worrying about the mess on the floor and not look up at your walls. It's quite a while since I looked properly at this picture below, for example, but I still love it.
We bought it at a print fair - Eldest was just a baby in a sling, and we stood in front of the lady's stall for ages, unable to choose which one to buy. It's a view of Bradford, a city we used to know quite well. (It doesn't matter which part of Bradford. Most of the roads that lead into Bradford are uncannily similar to each other.)
Sadly our print is a little faded now due to being put in a light spot. There are similar images on page 2 of her portfolio - I've been googling her like a stalker this morning - her name is June Russell. I love the one with the crashing waves. Part of the joy of buying this print was the knowledge of all her other versions of the same image, all the other possibilities - I can still see them in my mind's eye every time I look at it.
To finish off my little art tour, last year I won a giveaway on Silverpebble's blog and she made me an utterly gorgeous necklace. She has a lot of beautiful things for sale at a special online market you can visit this month. All of them are lovely.