As I have said before, my studio is tiny, it is in the box room.....
So breath in...... It's going to be a tight fit...
Paintings hung along the landing...then up the stairs we go.
some visitors struggled, but all managed the climb.
(Some needing to be resuscitated at the top)
Then into the studio... floor first...
Please notice that it's been hoovered!
I don't suppose that it will be done again until the next Open Studio weekend in a fortnight's time. I am not a good house keeper......just the necessities.
My little Victorian book press... which someone pointed out was dusty in places....You can't win them all.
I even use the window to display prints... like a washing line... No wasted space in this tiny studio.
Then the long work surface where I set up a little mono printing area, which turned out to be a great success here are two prints that I managed to salvage.
My niece Lucy, did this one.
Her little bird he looks as if he has a letter in his mouth or maybe it's a book..? I love it and will treasure it forever.
Lucy is of to Norwich next week to study English Literature...Good luck sweetheart.
Adrienne did this one
I can't remember if she said it was meant to be me or her, needless to say whoever it is, I love it.
( I hope I have spelt your name right sweetheart)
As for sales, I covered all of my costs, which is good, the bill from the framer, the frames which I brought, and the cost of entering the Open Studio event... which covers advertising, administration, posters and booklets.
There was also enough left for me to buy a sketch by a local artist, Emma Cameron, I have admired her work from afar and coveted one of her paintings for a long time.
Emma had some small sketches for sale.... this is the one I chose.
close up detail
Do have a look at her website http://www.emmacameron.com/
I have had such a lovely weekend meeting many artists, aspiring artists, and people that are just curious about what 'we' get up to, in our studio's...Not forgetting my wonderfull friends who always turn out, come rain or shine.
It is also tiring, to tell you the truth, I'm exhausted .. too much talking...some might say.
I am also thrilled to now be the proud owner one of Emma's wonderful sketches.. How I wish that I had bought another.......
Now it's back to reality... Acupuncture this afternoon... long needles stuck in my neck.. what a fun life I lead...