Imbolc is here
Imbolc is here, the first snowdrops are appearing and the earth is showing signs of life returning from it's winter slumber. Spring is coming hurrah!!
I love the Spring, the smell in the air and the freshness of the greens. Early days yet, but at least the signs are there.
I have been busy over the winter working on a new collection as well as preparing for the events I have coming up this year.
March 20th sees my very first Artisan Fair, it will be at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale 10am-5pm. Held as part of The Derbyshire Makers group.
I'm excited and daunted in equal measure ☺
So many things to think about when getting ready to have a stall, how do I display my work?, how do I package sales? How can my customers pay? What work do I show? How many cards do I take? Prints or originals?..... aaarrrgghhh
So February and March will be spent preparing and no doubt panicking for this event. Keeping in mind that I will also have a stall for 2 days each at -
Belper Arts Festival 1/2nd May and Derbyshire Open Arts - also at The Whitworth 28th/29th May.
So the March fair is very much a test run.
I currently have 3 pieces on display in D31 Gallery Doncaster winter exhibition- see them here
I also have some exciting news I'm hoping to share soon, I don't want to say anymore incase it doesn't happen 😅.. but keep fingers crossed 🤞
Here's one of the pieces I worked on over Jan, A4 size. I intend to do some larger watercolours this year, using my soil pigments and plant inks, just need to mix a new batch as I've almost used my others up. It's a time consuming process but does build a deep connection to both the paint, the earth and the artwork I feel.
This awesome bent tree stands in a field between Wirksworth and The National Stone Centre and can be seen from the footpath which links the two places. Let me know if you ever walk that way and spot this tree 🌳 😉
Enjoy the Spring. 🌱🌸