Sunday, 24 June 2012

Witches 400 brick waymarkers


Well the last community workshop is over we had a lovely day in the 'bowels' of the Judges Lodgings in Lancaster working with 7 participants. We looked at the medicinal side of the potions and spells said to be used to cure the ills of the folk and livestock of the time by the accused. These will be stained and send back to the brick factory in Chesterton to be fired and then displayed at the Platform Gallery from the 28th of July 2012.




The blocks will then be installed on a new walking route from Barrowford to Lancaster to commemorate the anniversay of the Pendle Witch trials in 1612







I would like to thank all that were involved with the workshops from Slaidburn, Barrowford and Lancaster the results are so much better than I could of imagined.
I really am pleased and proud of all of you. 
Can't wait to see them fired and installed.




more info for the project can be found here...www.witches400.org












Monday, 11 June 2012

after the show is over.......



Well what a day at the first Art Markets of the year. The show was full of amazing fellow artists I could of spent a fortune! 



The day was busy with lots of lovely comments about the work. With one lady purposely striding up to say she must have one of my new Daisy chain vases and promptly bought it. 


My 'Best of British' bunting went down a storm and was commented on by lots of fellow exhibitors. My flowers reflecting the red, white and blue theme through too. And someone even stole one of my strawberries from my fruit bowl, positive thinking for a lovely British summer if it ever gets started. My Daisy Chains and Daisy Daisy lines were displayed on pieces of green grass coloured carpet to add to the summertime feel. 


I hope everyone who visited had a lovely day I came home with a James Green print of 'Gamboling Lambs' bought  for me as a present by the OH. Bless him I did drop very big hints about a David Cooke hare but to no avail maybe next time ;-) photo to follow of that one. 



I couldn't of done any of it without the wonderful help from Stephen who got a little stern when I picked up the heavy stuff but I soon put it down again.
He did make me speak to everyone who came over to the stand and to be honest it was a positive move as I am sure by saying they could touch the work I had a few more sales than normal. One lady commented that you are often not allowed to touch the exhibits and she then took great pleasure in picking up and feeling the ones she liked before picking her favourite piece and purchasing it.  So thank you Stephen for that too. I may be trying that one again soon. 





Friday, 8 June 2012

Art Markets this weekend at Holmfirth




So just finishing off pricing and final tweeking but I think I might just be ready for Sundays Art Market in Holmfirth. 
10am - 4pm




Come and say hello


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