Little arts

Here’s what I have been doing the last week or so…

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Coming soon..

Ghosts of birds..

I’ve been busy making these for #lutonalternativemarket..

Welcome!

Hello if you’ve just come to this page after meeting me at Luton Alternative Market and taking a business card.

 

I’ll be trying to keep this blog more up to date now.

 

You can find my stall at the next Luton Alternative Market on 25th Feb at the George II Bute St, Luton.

 

Darrel Inns and I are putting together a colouring book by Luton artists over the summer – if you’d like to contribute, get in touch – androktone@hotmail.com. Here are some of the pictures I’m contributing.

Colouring book..

Darrel Inns and I are putting together a colouring book by local artists – here are a couple of the panels I designed..

We are still accepting submissions.. to bimblefoot@gmail.com

New Christmas cards..

 

I’ve got some new cards available to buy… £2.50 each đŸ™‚ Market Hill  and High Town in Luton, and a small girl with decapitated bear x

 

Alternative Markets

..A couple of weeks ago we went to the Northampton Alternative Bring and Buy market,. which was brilliant. I sold a lot of art, and I came home with some amazing little beasts from Spooky Doof creations and Pins and Needles

Here are a few of the bits I sold..

 

Anyway it went so well and was so much fun that we decided to do our own version in Luton on 3rd December.. still a couple of stalls available..

 

luton alternative market - Edited

Inks and things

Last night we were watching “Nuts” the documentary and  Game of Thrones and I had all the inks out and later the alcohol pens (less dangerous after a couple of glasses of mulled wine) and I drew these. I am now slightly worried about my sanity but quite pleased by how they turned out.

 

( windsor&newton indian ink, and quink inks on watercolour paper – or alcohol markers on canvass board)

Busy art month!

On the August bank holiday I had a little art stall at Sunshine Riding School and sold some of my pictures .. Enthused by this I got my inks out, which had been in the loft. And painted, and painted, and painted.

 

Not sure what to do with all these, now! Stall at Hitchin market? Etsy shop? hm.

 

Angelina Appleton: A Victorian Bigamist

Family Mystery

Angelina Appleton, born 1848

Bigamist of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and my 4th great aunt 

Angelina Appleton was baptised on 30th April 1848, the fourth child of William Appleton, gardener of Leigh-on-Sea, and his wife Elizabeth.  Her older sister, Harriet, was my great great great grandmother, and the wife of Henry Downing, the subject of my last entry.

There was nothing unusual about Angelina’s early years; she appears on the 1851 census with her family, on the 1861 census working in nearby South Benfleet as a servant, and on 1st May 1870, she married Henry James Collins, a labourer, at the local church, Leigh St Clements.  She and her husband were witnesses at Harriet’s marriage later the same year, but by the time of the 1871 census, they had moved to Plumstead (then in Kent, now in South East London) where Henry was working as a labourer on the army barracks…

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