Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Journey to Kerry Airport in Eire

Well to my delight I am able to come online as Technology has arrived to Kenmare. My Gran has a Wi Fi dongle and its working fine.So im sitting in her house looking at the Kerry mountains and grey sky with my laptop on my Lap with the background noise of a Irish News reader on the radio.
So now let me tell you the rather shocking, but now funny story of my journey, from the Isle of Sheppy where I live to Kenmare in Eire.
I left with a hug from my husband on the 11am Train to St Pancras station in London.
This was a route im used to taking.
Then I had to go on the under ground to Liverpool Street Station which for a change was easy and not busy with people scurry about like Ant's so this journey was looking good.
But in the back of my mind something was going to go wrong as it always does when I travel alone .
I then hop on a train to Stansted Airport and arrive about 2pm,and  find my way through the customs with ease then into the  lounge area with all the shops and restaurants .
Well I look up and check  for my flight and it seems to be delayed so im a bit annoyed but hope it is not for long. So I sit down and wait,but in the back of my mind im worried.
Well after a while my flight gate finally shows as open, so off I go.The flight is only about 30mins late so not so bad.
So I stand in the Cue and it starts to move forward , im not a good flier so I take my tablet for motion sickness.
I notice there are some very annoyed people up front and wonder why,  I soon find out.
They are asking everyone to put there bag in the measuring frame to make sure it complies to there rules. If the bag does not fit you will have to pay £50 fee to bring it on board .
Well my turn came and I said "it will fit but the wheels are giving me a bit of difficulty and its a hard case suitcase so not a good idea to force it " The steward insisted  I push it in .I said  "it will get stuck" but he kept on insisting.
Well im sure you can guess what happened next .I could not get my bag out and I was very embarrassed. He tried to help me with very little effort and the cue was going down and I was getting left behind.Pushing, pulling,and  shoving but not joy I wanted to hide I was now panicking and sweating.
My Laptop was in my bag and there was no way of getting it out what was I to do .
Then a nice Lady helped me grab the frame and turned it on its side and she kicked and kicked my bag and it with great force it flew out !
What a relief for me phew! Now they wanted me to pay £50 fee but I was having none of it I made a big loud scene on the telephone to my husband, how I have never been treated like this in my life by any Airline and would not be travelling with Ryan Air ever again.
I got my card out to pay and the Steward said "just go" dont and let me through without having to pay . So that made me much happier,but what a horrid situation to have to endure because your bag might be a few cm's over the size regulations. Well im safe and sound and relaxed at my grans house and that is all that matters and my hard case saved my laptop from getting dmaged by the hard kicks lol.
But let this be warning to you dont use a hard case suitcase as they get stuck, and watch out for Ryan Air and there very strict rules lol . Right im off to have lunch with my Gran x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Off to Eire for week!

Well just to let you know im of to Co Kerry in Southern Ireland for a week  to visit my Gran .
She has been very ill and in a lot of pain as her spine is slowly crumbling sadly.
So want to go to spend some Quality time with her .
I hate Travelling alone and I dont like flying so not looking forward to that, but it will be worth it.
While im in the Kerry mountains I will read books and paint up some of my wooden sugar skulls . Hopefully weather permitting go for nice walks but at the moment its raining as usual lol.The Bungalow is near lots of lakes and the sea so lots nice scenery to inspire me. 

I didnt think I would be near a computer for a whole week but my cousin tells me my Gran has a dongle. The dongle is very slow so will try pop on and tell you of my adventures .

 It will be nice to have a break from everything as when I get back I have  lots of stained Glass orders to catch up on.

 Bye for now Back on the 2nd May x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

I thought you might like to see a photo of me at work. My daughter took this photo a few days ago to go with a interview for Retrodec the online shop. Who  will be selling my Sugar Skulls in May 2012.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Shop I love RETRODEC

I met the wonderful owner of this shop Little Dot through my Face Book Page FaithsBizzarArt.
I was holding a Free Prize Draw for some of my handmade items and she Won.
So glad she did  as she admired my Sugar Skulls and now will be stocking them in her wonderful online shop .Her shop contains some very cute and unusual Retro items so worth a look.
So keep an eye out for my wooden Sugar Skull decoration's, and necklaces and Stained Glass Suncatcher's in Retrodec in  May 2012.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Wooden Sugar Skull's

This is my side line. I do love to create Wooden Jewellery and Decorations too.
The influence of tattoos  is huge in my life .As my husband is a tattooist.
Sugar Skulls are a very popular tattoo design so I started to find out about where they originated from. This led me to find they originated from the day of the dead Festival in Mexico.
I fell in love with them!
So I sketched a skull & sent the design off to be Laser cut out of 3mm Birch Ply and here they are .
I will be making them in different colours to suit every taste.
The Wall decoration is 12cm's tall Available at Click This to Buy from Etsy
also available Sugar skull Pendants 5cm on a 18" silver tone chain's. Coming soon to  You can also see these on my FB page FaithsBizzarArt

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Very Proud of this one .Comes in a Free standing Wooden Frame size 12" x 10"   £250.00.

Stained Glass candle holders

My stained Glass Patchwork Tea light / Candle holder available in my Shop

The Art Train Exhibition

The Art  Exhibition with The Art Train
14th & 15th of April in Sittingbourne Kent UK
I was very impressed with the quality of work and proud to be a part of this.
Picture Below me Faith Spicer-Jenkins

Flowers by Donna Newman &  Budda's By Nikki Baker

I love this Earthy Dark work by Greg Reed 

Gaven Cowden sold his painting doesn't he look proud :D

Splashes of colour by Jessica Willows

                         I love this so bright and cheerful work by Valerie Tyler

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Art Train Exhibition

Wow the build up to this has worn me out .
What a busy few week's Ive had with The Art Train Exhibition and now its all over.
I had  a Cold all the way through, but still managed to stay human lol
A few Artists sold some paintings, and I sold some hand painted wooden necklaces.
It was our first Exhibition as a group so lots of lesson's learnt and new friends made.
I will be  better prepared for the next one .
So glad I have met such a lovely bunch of Artists.
This is link to The Art Train you can see lots of amazing work there including my own.