It's been a really busy couple of months! It only seems like yesterday since I wrote my last blog - but I seem to have managed to have worked my way through a few of the fairs I had listed, and Warwickshire Open Studios is now only a week away!
I'll add a collection of photos below of what I've been up to - The Fairy Tale and Fantasy exhibition at Slate Gallery was great - the dodos were very well liked, and Wren and Great Tit found new homes!
I've had two outings to Love Handmade Fairs in Warwick - both have been very sunny days, and I have done my biggest fair yet to date - the Earlsdon Festival. The sun shone and we baked a little under the canopy of the stall, but it was a marvellous day - lots of cards and digital prints flew away to new homes.
I've made some new card designs - both linocut and hand carved stamped cards - and got some new digital cards printed too. I've also finally got my White-tailed Eagle framed - but I'm going to reveal him when he's up on the wall at Open Studios next week!
Last night we attended the launch of Open Studios for this year, which was also lots of fun. This year they have the Temperance bar in Leamington Spa as the Open Studios hub - you can pick up lots of different information there about the venues as well as there being an exhibition of different artists' work - you can find another one of my Wrens in the window.
So in a week's time we will be open! It will have been a year since I started my art business adventure! You can find the links, and our flyer, on the front page. This year there will be four of us at our venue; Hillary Poole whose lovely house and glass and ceramics studio we are inhabiting for the two weeks, Sue Barclay a contemporary jeweller, Athina Bastien, who is also a ceramicist, and then me obviously! I have EVERY linocut framed for it, and I am hoping to get some more drawing done while I am there - I am aiming to fill all of Hillary's walls! It looks like it's going to be a fun few weeks!
I'll leave a little gallery below of my new designs and some images from the fairs and arty adventures I've been on.
Today I've also re-stocked my etsy shop an listed all of my new cards on there too. If you have a gander around the website you should hopefully notice a few changes here and there as well! You can find a link to my etsy shop HERE or on the 'buy' tab too.
You shouldn't have to wait quite so long for the next blog!
Here we go...
The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!