Home Is Where The Art Is

If you are an artist, a lover of art then I hope that I can inspire you to do what you love.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


It was a day, just like any other day. The sky was moody and the drizzle intermittent. My windows were sporting the face grease of several curious but shy members of the public. A few more flowers had given up the ghost and were removed from the vase. There were no messages on the answer machine. It was a day that you have in fact read about already until...........................................................................................

I sold a painting!!!

I was going to write a second blog yesterday but I ended up being so busy I didn't have time. It's my first post opening sale so I am very excited. Thanks to Eric and Jenny for their exquisite taste in art. There were two other bits of good news. I have now hired out the gallery for July and August I now only have June to fill. I am debating whether to have my own show then. Let's see what the next few weeks bring before I sign on the dotted line.
Today was a busy one and I wish I had had the presence of mind to take a picture or two whilst I was at the gallery. My mind was not present unfortunately. I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented Rosemary Martin this morning. Her work is beautiful, abstract and ephemeral. I have already earmarked the piece that I would like to own. Fortunately for all you potential visitors to my gallery I can't afford it and I'll just have to make the most of looking at it every day until some extremely lucky person buys it. (I hope).
Busy day, after Rosemary left I had 14 second year degree students descend on me. I am going to host their show. It is part of their course work but I have to say I am excited as the work that will be on show includes glass, jewellery and ceramics a real multi media affair. It will only be on for a week but I definitely recommend a visit as these guys are working at the cutting edge of the media they are specialising in. It will be at the end of March during the last week.
I totally want to support and encourage all young artists and hope you will too by coming to see their show.
Are you a joiner of things? I have to say that I am not really. I try and avoid anything that might entail attending meetings. I have a complete aversion to meetings. For that, the blame lies firmly at the feet of my last employer. Years of frustration at having to attend cyclic staff meetings. Everything went round in circles and nothing was ever resolved. Ever!!! I am going to become a joiner of things as there are two local groups that I think would benefit my business in a positive way and when I have paid my dues so to speak I'll tell you their names.
Day off tomorrow, already fully booked up. Going skating, getting my hair cut and attending a Private View. Avoiding all household chores.

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