April 2024 – During the winter months I have been working on illustrating a child’s book, something I have always wanted to do. Now that I have teamed up with a friend who is doing a writing course, and a grandchild who has been instrumental in it’s critique, Fantasy Free has been born! This is a 24-page undersea story aimed at 4-8 year olds and will be available to see in my Open Studio during Artweeks. Some of the framed illustrations will be shown in the exhibition.

November 2023 – Greetings cards with a Christmas flavour are available in aid of Church Funds.   Available outside my door in Church Lane in fine weather or from my website.

Cards for Ukraine sales update 1 June 2022!
A further £1000 has gone to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal  from sales of greetings cards throughout April/May outside my cottage and including Artweeks,  A huge thank you to Charlbury and Artweeks visitors for your continued support.  Cards (including a new selection) will be available in my Open Studio/Garden during the Charlbury Festival 12-19 June.  Also available on line: www.maureensparling.co.uk/shop.

In view of the desperate situation in Ukraine this year,  I produced a new range of greetings cards, which are available to buy from my online shop.    The proceeds from these cards will be sent to Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.   I am happy to report that I had a huge local response during February and March this year managed to raise enough to donate £1000 to DEC.  Thank you so much Charlbury!