Dear friends, just an update really on progress towards restarting commissions, thank you for your patience, and messages 😁
I'm trying to set everything up so commissions can be ordered and paid for directly on my website. Every element takes a lot of research, but am getting closer. This week I applied for a business bank account, and decided not to use a bank payment gateway, instead just to connect my website to PayPal. I have prototyped a shopping trolley/checkout (not live yet) that seems v straightforward on Squarespace (my development tool)... watch this space!


Only two things left to sort: shipping, and finalising the website design/build. As an ex-programmer I'm relishing the website bit, but struggling on shipping!

So, a question for international customers....
I have looked at lots of shipping options (shop and ship, pack and send, DHL, Royal Mail included), DPD coming up favourably. Has anyone used that, and how did you get on with it? I would love your thoughts (email gailybelle@outlook.com).

Thank you to everyone who came to my Raw Observations exhibition in Dubai. Please see the 'About' page on this website to download the catalogue. I am excited to be home in the UK after our Dubai adventure.

Here are some recent pages from my UK sketchbook, click on any image to enlarge:

 

This is a critique of one of my drawings by Lauryn Welch at Art Prof

... and here is a short video showing the live toy sketching from my recent exhibition (and a glimpse of the gallery), with thanks to the fabulous UK/Dubai blogger Louise Sleightholme - click here for her Facebook Blog: Mumofboysandmable

... and finally my Instagram feed - new posts most days, please follow :)