17 June 2012
I spent today with Cath over at Emerald Gallery - along with a Smart car full of my mixed media 'treasures' to share with visitors so that they could better understand how I go about producing my pictures.
I've mentioned before that I like to take step-by-step photos when I work and decided to nip in to Jessops in the week and get a set printed so that I could display them on A2 size foam boards.
Being an 'open studio' event I also printed some pictures of my studio space (my kitchen) to show that you don't need to wait until you have a 'studio' to be creative. It also showed that when I work I use the cats scratching post platform as an extra work surface!
The photo below shows some of the items that I brought along - plus, if you look closely, the fab biscuits that Cath provided along with lots of cups of tea to keep my crafting energies up!
We had a steady flow of visitors and it was great to meet and chat people about what I do. It was really lovely that some of my chums from Marlow Art and Crafts Society popped in (Wilma and Alan and Janet and Joe) to give their support too - thank you it meant a lot.
At the end of the day I dropped Cath off home, but not before a short break in the journey to take a look at some very fine fellows!
Taking part in Bucks Open Studios has been a really positive experience and I have met some lovely artist / makers as a result. It has reinforced in me that making things makes me happy and it has really encouraged me to try and work out a schedule so that I can do more.