Art Weeks Opening, 6 days to go

Preparations are well underway at Longridge for Saturday, my opening day for Art Weeks. The gazebo is up, the conservatory is swept and laid out with tables and chairs(aka coffee room if the outdoors is inclement or just plain cold), the tubs and troughs are planted up with flowers and our guest bathroom is nearly finished.  All we need are visitors and some nice weather, similar to yesterday would be wonderful.

Last Saturday I was at a Craft Fair in Banbury where we had a good number of visitors and there was a lot of interest in the Art Weeks information I had available, as well as selling some glass. In particular I sold a curved piece that was a piece of music. When you see these in the shops the music is often unplayable or unrecognisable but mine was a ‘proper’ tune – Auld Lang Syne. A couple of people recognised it and one paused and ummed and ahhed and then bought it. I so wanted to have one for next week that I had to untidy my tidyish studio and make another one. Of course, I can never just make one piece because it’s a waste of kiln firing. So, I have made two pieces of music, a red toadstool with white spots. I also have a few new pieces – four butterflies, two caterpillers and four long sea scenes. I am still firing them so no photographs as yet – come along and see them for yourself. I’m really looking forward to seeing them myself as some are experiments.

Tomorrow’s jobs – cleaning of kitchen and utility room and food shopping. Hey ho, might throw in a bit of ironing as well. I know how to live!

Published by Cosy Creative Crafts

Hi My name is Jane and I live in North Oxfordshire, UK. I started making greetings cards and jewellery, progressed to working with stained glass, played with a microwave kiln for small fused glass items and then went all the way with a studio and kiln. I then explored lampworking and enjoy playing with hot glass too.. I have also been a knitter and crochet(ter?) since childhood. I enjoy playing with colour - the brighter the better in my opinion. I attend craft fairs each year in the local area as my glass is attractive face to face. I also run workshops in my garden studio and love to share my skills with others.

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