My first ever market stall was a big success yesterday at The Post Box Cafe Market in Chorlton, Manchester. It was a shabby chic affair – more chic than shabby! There were jazz singers, kittens and sangria in the sunshine. I’m launching a new range of feline flavoured cards which you can buy from markwallisdesign.com as fine art print greetings cards or framed prints. If you’re in Manchester, why not call in at the Chorlton Art Market to buy a card or a print in person.
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Tags: Chorlton, framed prints, greetings cards, Manchester, Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Design, market Stall, shabby chic, The Post Box cafe
Getting in the mood for the night of the wandering dead.
This is Wicked Uncle Truffle from Kathleen Hale’s lavishly illustrated children’s book Orlando the Marmalade Cat (His Silver Wedding) which was a favourite of mine as a little devil. Read more about the wicked world of Kathleen Hale here.
Little ginger cat
It’s a hazy shade of summer down on the allotment, everything’s blooming, colourful chaos. I slipped through security and wandered into the sunset, meeting a gorgeous little ginger cat who rolled around and posed for pictures. How do cats know it’s a camera? Little Ginge reminded me of the Late Great Sparky, my beloved super-sized tom cat who features elsewhere on The Vibes. The bees were buzzing in the dying rays of the sun, refusing to pose for the camera – just too plain busy! Good to see so many of them.
Chives in the sunset
Bee in a flower at sunset
A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers
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Tags: bees, Chorlton, Cleveleys Avenue Allotments, flowers, ginger, horticulture, Manchester, nature, wild
Much as I’d like to show you some pictures of Cats the musical, there were no cameras allowed and particularly vigilant staff hovering over me for the entire show. The evening was spectacular, a riot of colour and the second half conquered it’s first-night nerves for a storming performance. The British show, currently touring in the UK is also the longest running touring show in the States and is based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Ben Palmer as Munkustrap
Cats the Musical poster
Spooky Old Theatre
The Opera House Manchester
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Tags: architecture, Cats the Musical, Culture, Entertainment, Manchester Opera House, theater, theatre