Just a quick one today because I really haven’t done a lot this week!

We’ve been staying down in South Devon this weekend to see friends and family. I’ve got a new (second-hand) bike so we went out for a bike ride yesterday from Topsham to Exmouth, stopping for a drink on the seafront before heading back. It’s a beautiful route to cycle along the river and quite flat which suited me perfectly! The photo below was taken on my first outing on the Tarka Trail in North Devon.

On Saturday evening we went to our friends’ housewarming party, making the most of the weather with a barbecue.

Today we headed home via a visit to a couple of the studios taking part in Devon Open Studios. Heather Jansch’s fantastic driftwood sculptures were set out in some beautiful grounds and included the large horse which has been exhibited at the Eden Project. The second stop was in a little village called Luton, where we enjoyed a slice of coffee and walnut cake in the sunshine before browsing the artwork of Angie Carter-Woodwark and ceramic artist Janet Street.

If you live nearby, Devon Open Studios will continue until 21 September and it’s definitely worth getting out to visit some local artists.

In response to some people mentioning that they would like to colour the doodle below, I’ve listed a PDF version in my Etsy shop which you can download and print for £1.50. If you do, I would love to see what you do with it!

I’ve started another doodle, but haven’t got very far, as you can see!

Finally, I’ve designed a paper cutting template to sell in my Etsy shop, which I’ve been cutting out this week. It features the Earth surrounded by various modes of transport and is split into a day half and a night half.

It’s based on a previous paper cut which I blogged about here. It should hopefully be available to download and print later this week, so watch this space!

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Comments

I love your papercuts they are amazing! Fab ideas, 1 the colour in doodles, great for all ages! and 2. a papercut template, could be used over and over, lots of pieces together or just one image, im sure that will be very popular x

Amazing papercut and the new drawing looks fabulous. Glad to hear you have had a few trips out and about. LUV the photo with the bike – what a spectacular view 😀
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The colouring doodle is fabulous and I can imagine a lot of people will enjoy that. It would make a great frame for a photo! I love your papercut too – so intricate and beautifully done. Enjoy the cycling! x

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