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What a wonderful weekend!

Tidying up now from the ABC Art Trail. What a wonderful weekend!

THANKS to all the visitors – we reckon more than 350 – amazing given the difficult weather on Sunday.

THANKS for all the interest in my work and supportive comments – it means so much.

THANKS for all the purchases, people were very generous.

The highlights:

  • How much my husband enjoyed running his VIP lounge
  • Chatting to the gentleman who remembered visiting the house as a child when his uncle lived here in the 1950s and showing him round
  • Myriam’s amazing lollies!
  • An excited lady buying one of my new large works for her new house
  • Talking about my methodologies and motivations
  • Watching people enjoying our garden
  • and – not least – enjoying working with and getting to know the other wonderful artists on the trail. I am so happy to have found many like minded new friends

Pano picture

Garden and Art Shed – ready for 500+ visitors!

The garden is looking lovely – it is filled with textures and shades of green. Pretty weeds and a wild lawn have been encouraged and embraced!

We’re all ready for the ABC Art Trail next weekend, looking forward to welcoming many people to enjoy our art, and chill over a goodie from the Nice Lolly Company.

 

 

 

New felt artwork

I have several new felt pieces to show at the forthcoming ABC Art Trail, all nature inspired.

I am still drawing inspiration from the powerfully restorative hours I spent at Haddon Hall in Spring 2017.

 

 

Musical wedding celebrations

I recently made two bridesmaid bouquets and some matching buttonholes for a customer via my Etsy shop PaperRosesShop.

I normally put these orders in the post but was delighted to meet the customer in person this time when he came to collect from Burton.

 

Dandelion seed heads

I’ve made a few of these for the ABC Art Trail.

They are amazingly head-turning – even though made from baking parchment, toothpicks and kebab sticks!

I’ll be running a workshop on how to make them at the popular Adult Crafts sessions at the Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre later in the year.

 

ABC Art Trail

This is shaping up to be a great weekend – with the whole team of 30 artists pulling together to make an eclectic, entertaining and exciting spectacle in Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell.

Keep the dates free – 1st and 2nd June, 11am to 6pm

And keep watching for full details on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/abcarttrail/ and website http://www.abcarttrail.uk/