I’m heading “south” to Patchings Art Festival, four days of art-related fun in Calverton, which is near Nottingham. It’s about 500 miles from my studio but only about 130 from London, so a perfect “central” venue. I anticipate lots of interesting conversations, meeting all sorts of other artists and makers, as well as trying to stick to my budget buying some art supplies.
I will be bringing a few members of my Skye flock, plus a couple of larger paintings, prints, placemats, coasters, cards, and catalogues. (And some wirework and covered sketchbooks but including that in the sentence messes up the alliteration.)
Like last year, I will be demonstrating on my stand, though if I can find a bunch of inspiring flowers it may be florals rather than seascapes. The weather forecast when I checked was showing dry and sunny, so I think I can safely leave my wellies behind!
I’ve also just updated my art workshops page, with new dates from September to April, including two around New Year if you’re coming north for Hogmanay.