So on the 11th I realized I missed your birthday....so I thought oh I’ll think of something really amazing and make up for it... (which I’m still figuring out) but i needed to do this before anymore time passed. I need you to know what you mean to me and trying to put it into words is so overwhelming. 😭 you’ve been there with me through some of the hardest moments of my life and you’ve celebrated every victory with me no matter how small. I’ve never laughed harder than when I’m with you. You’re the only one I’d binge watch 13 hours of grays anatomy with! I’m in awe at the depth of wisdom the Lord has given you. You always know just what to say to open up brilliant perspective. You’ve loved me fiercely even at times i wasn’t very nice. You have been a river of life bringing encouragement to me. You are the most kind, loving, compassionate, hilarious, brilliant, and genuine human being I know. I honestly cannot imagine life without you. There’s no one that can get me on crazy adventures but you! (But I don’t ever want to see you throwing crackers in the bayou to attract alligators again...that scared the crap out of me...) you’re not just my aunt, you’re my best friend and I love you more than I can put into words. Forgive me for being late! You truly are better than the best aunt/best friend anyone could ask for!!! Happy birthday Auntie Nova! I love you! @novaclarkbrown
Been branching out into shop front sign painting this week in Tisbury for this beautiful little local art shop! Run by a few members of the lovely Good family, between Kate Good’s pottery studio and @ladytreedesigns handcrafted jewellery studio, the shop is full of amazing handmade local pottery, jewellery, artwork and beyond! And now they’ve got a shiny golden sign to lure everyone in :) have a look at @ladytreedesigns online if you’re not in the area, lots of great stuff being produced!
Last night I was fortunate enough to make it to part of the London Design Festival. This event was one of many going on this week. Orchestrated by Sam from @betterletters and work produced by a generous few, to document and show short films covering some influential and excellent sign painters. Those who have worked to pass on their knowledge of the craft. I sat in a room with multiple painters that I have only seen through a screen up to this point. In one evening I met some real idols of mine. This sign was painted by @joby.carter who’s steam fair yard was some of my first exposure to sign painting as a trade. Joby is a 4th generation painter, I can’t even imagine what that would be like. The knowledge of sign painting has been so elusive, and my first night in London I was able to chat with some really amazing men and women of the trade, like @mikemeyersignpainter and @thebrushettes. Thanks Sam for organizing such an intimate gathering of amazing artists!