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Signs of change

Hello

Welcome to the New Year and already signs of spring are showing. This month has mostly been about  bringing plans to paper for the next three months anyway.

I can’t ignore that It’s also been a difficult month for all of us, this third lockdown seems to of hit really hard, resulting in a sombre mood across the country. There is hope and light which I just about can see. Here in Hastings and I’m sure like many towns and cities the loss of many major large stores has changed the landscape, but it’s heart warming to see people preparing and working again in new smaller independent spaces and shops, getting them ready for when the world re-opens.

My plans for a new local project the self explanatory title of ’12 paintings in 12 months’ which was to start this month has also been put on hold. There is a date in the diary for early march to begin filming with South Coast Squared who are going to document the 12 months. Although nervous I really can’t wait! I’m currently looking for central premises, where I will be visible to the public while I paint, people can then come in to see me, have a chat, see the progress of each painting and if they are up for it be on camera too. When the final 12 paintings are complete, they will all be auctioned off and a percentage of the proceeds will go back into the  South East creative community. I’ll be talking about this more in forthcoming newsletters,  you can subscribe to these on the bottom right of the website.

New to the website are six new 21 x 29.7cm hand-painted patterns in muted colours, I’ve used oil stick in some of the artwork which gives it a great texture. I had a lot of fun working on these, you can view them here.

That’s about it for now, if you have any questions, queries or would like to collaborate in some way, please email Linda at info@obiko.co.uk

Until next month keep well.

 

Last post for 2020

St Leonards-on-sea

Hello

The last post for 2020. So much to say about this year and I don’t really know where to start and where to end.

The pandemic has found us all at odds with the norm and I had to seriously look into whether I should carry on with Obiko. I founded the design studio in January 2010 and ten years on it is still with me. Over the years and due to running this business I’ve met and worked with so many wonderful people which means so much and I really can’t give that up, so I’ve  decided Obiko will remain with me as it still has a lot to give and I’ll carry on building my new venture which I set up this summer called  ‘A Table Place For Art’.

I am looking forward to the new year, primarily as it brings with it the largest collaborative project I’ve ever embarked on. The project will start in January, but I am unable to say anything about it at present.

The sketchbook pages exhibition, which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier this month with www.botanyshop.co.uk will also be going ahead, no date set as yet, but please sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page to find out all the latest news.

Until January 2021, it  just leaves me to say a big thank you for all your support, it never goes unnoticed and I wish everyone the best of health, hugs and joy for the coming year.