Today I am welcoming author and poet Awen Thornber onto my introducing blog. Awen has had rave reviews for her work and I can’t wait for you to find out more about her.
Awen is formerly a textile artist and design consultant for a craft company, she produced craft projects and articles for magazines, and had a regular craft column in the UK magazine ‘Northern Life’. She is always looking for inspiration to spark her creative mind and currently devotes her time to writing novels. Born and bred in Lancashire, England, Awen also loves walking, painting, ballroom and ballet dancing.
Foxtrot in Freshby, book blurb: (My note: I have just read and reviewed this book and it’s fabulous!)
When dance teacher Gina Pendleton throws her cheating boyfriend out of her house, she must find a way of earning extra money to pay the bills. The obvious answer is to offer dance classes at her home, even though she knows this will incur the wrath of the owner of the local well-established dance school.
Her life becomes even more fraught when she is targeted by vandals and intruders.
After she meets Chris Jackson, it doesn’t take her long to realise that he is the man of her dreams, especially as he’s also a wonderful dancing partner.
But can she really trust him when it appears that he is hiding something from her?
Threads of Awen, book blurb:
This anthology is a collection of supernatural, uncanny or mysterious short stories and both comic and serious poems, all interspersed with short flashes of fiction.
Threads of Awen showcases the author as storyteller and entertainer.
Introducing creative artist Jo Pearce who owns design studio, Maisy Plum.
I am completely self taught and have been creating enamel jewellery and gifts for the home for the past 5 years and enjoy having fun fusing enamel powder to metal. I have recently started working with fused glass too and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in this area.
I work with copper and sterling silver and am always working on new designs and colour combinations
I supply my work to two retail outlets and sell via my own website as well as Etsy.
After looking at options available on the internet and not finding what I needed, I decided that I would make my own tablecloths for the book launch of my latest book, If you love me, I’m yours. As the book is about a family of eccentric artists, I wanted an art and love theme. I thought that it would be nice for my guests to be able to create their own are during the launch.
My solution was to grab some old colouring in books my children have grown out of and to get messy! The results are something I’m really pleased with. Firstly, I placed the colouring pages face down on a round table, then tuck them together with Sellotape and a glue stick. Next I turned them over and trimmed the edges freehand. I did the same with the inner edge. Next I lifted it all up and placed it onto a pink tablecloth that matches my book cover colour. Voila! It cost me £1 for the plastic tablecloth.
Once again I will be having gift bags with my bookmarks and some sweets inside. This will create the centrepiece of the table. I will also add small silver pots with mini felt tip pens beside each bag, so that everyone can create a masterpiece! Let me know what you think.