I’m still busy busy, getting ready for the BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) at the beginning of April. Too busy to post too it would seem! Here are a few process photos of some views of Port Meirion in Wales. I will be doing some prints of the place itself, because I love it, but I do also love the view away from it, across the estuary with the sand banks and hills in the background. Just a couple of layers to go then I should be done. I realise that some of the colours may look a bit weird, but they will be covered up with the next layer.
I will post much nicer photos when they are finished!
I had a fabulous time last weekend at ‘Lustre’ design fair at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham.
The preview on the Friday was really busy (and made a few sales then too, so that was wonderful) as was the rest of the weekend. Had so many lovely comments about my work, backed up by good, steady sales – thank you to everyone who bought one of my prints or my cards, I hope you will enjoy them. I got a new gallery lead too, as well as a few emails from people requesting to buy a print that they said they regretted not buying at the time!
I was the only printmaker there (I think), so no competition! Definitely going to apply next year and hope they let me in again! Here are some photos of my stand and one or two other makers. It was very well curated and executed – huge thanks to all involved in setting it up!
I had a great couple of days at Leeds Print Fair last weekend – and a huge thank you to the people who bought my prints, I hope you enjoy them!
When I got back, I had an email from the lovely folk at the neo:gallery in Bolton, to say that both my prints have sold, so that made me really happy!
And this weekend, I am off to LUSTRE at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre. It’s going to be sparkly and very christmassy ( is that a word?). Come on over and get some lovely and original presents for yourself or others!
I’ve been getting back into printing again after a few months of drawing instead. I’ve really missed it!! Although my right hand is aching like mad, it is so addictive and I can’t wait for the colours to dry so I can apply the next one.
Here’s my progress so far on this goose that I photographed at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire a few weeks ago. I’ll post again in a few days time when I’ve done some more, or maybe even finished the edition.