Monday, 26 May 2008
Exhibition finish and B-day
Off you go bus driver!!
Well that’s that all over and I can get on with other things again.
We had a really good social time at the exhibition, and were extraordinarily lucky with the weather. Unfortunately we didn’t inspire the general public to buy out art this time, but our friends and family were delighted with our new work, resulting in 2 sales of a new lino print created by Shirley, she doesn’t blog, but you can see a few examples of her work here. I sold some of my art cards and Mike sold a beautiful elephant print, in between dashing out taking pics of the man next door’s birds of prey. He couldn’t resist holding this beautiful buzzard, Bronwyn, who is a staggering 21 years old, they only live to about 5 in the wild.
I wasn’t too bothered at the lack of sales as yesterday was my B-day and all our children (bar DD3 who’s on holiday in France) came to the show, and thanks to a change in the weather we were able to have a lovely relaxing afternoon enjoying the show and talking to interested people about our work.
We finished the day with an indoor BBQ (weather had failed by then) and I had some lovely B-presents from my family.
My lovely ring bought by my equally lovely OH.
A lovely pair of designer pewter earings from my DS and his DF, from my favorite gallery in Cardiff.
These 2 fantastic books form DD1, the second one being very kindly recommended by Carol
And lastly a year's subscription to the great Cloth Paper Scissors magazine from DD2, so how spoiled am I ???
So in a way it was more a w\e of relaxation than hard work which gave me a chance to see my new work in an exhibition context. This helped me decide on my next direction and showed me that I need to concentrate on my textiles/stitch if I am to create a cohesive collection for further events. I’m still a bit woolly as to a definite direction, but I think that’s not a particularly bad thing, as hopefully it will engender a bit of tension and surprise in my future pieces.