I am so nervous....
A few weeks ago I was asked by Pam Schomberg to give a little talk about opening my studio earlier in the year...She has assured me that it won't be too nerve racking and that everyone will be kind, but that doesn't help my nerves. The evening has arrived.... I'm shaking in my boots...
It was strange the way it happened... Coincidences do happen... I had recently read about a brilliant book; ‘Id rather be in the studio’, by Alyson Stanfield which apparently gave a lot of information about taking the steps from being a closet artist to becoming more professional. Being someone who is full of self doubt, and no courage, I promptly ordered it from the local library... Too tight to buy it? ... It's an expensive book!!!!.. It turned out to be inspiring and hand-holding and helpful, she talks about being pro-active, and that it's up to the 'artist/me' to basically get of their proverbial arse and do something about it and not wait in the studio for 'it' to happen...'It' won't... So here go's..
Would any artist/crafts people like to join me at Cuckoo Farm Studios this evening.. I can give you a lift from Wivenhoe. It's free.. Let me know asap.
I shall be leaving around 6pm.. email, or ring me..
Presents the first event in our yearlong going Cuckoo programme.
Thursday 17th November 2011, 6.30pm at the
Three local artists, from Wivenhoe, Dovercourt and Mistley talk about their Open Studio experiences.
Followed by a homemade supper in the Benham Gallery.
The talk and discussion is free (booking via email@example.com is essential). Supper is £7 (£5 for CFS Tenants and Associates.)
Heidi has been involved in Open Studios in Cambridge since the concept began and will be looking at the way they have developed through a process of trial and error. Doug Selway, Daphne Sandham and Julie Howe will look at Colchester and Tendring Open Studios and how it has affected them. Open discussion will be encouraged.
Do come and join us in our very first event at Cuckoo Farm Studios.
going Cuckoo celebrating 20 years of Cuckoo Farm Studios.
Wish me luck... I have so many butterflies... Send me some courage..
... Did I buy the book in the end... Yes! It's inspiring.. Well, it's encouraging me out of my comfort zone for sure...