Thank you to everyone who came to see my Open Studios on the July weekends. I really enjoyed the experience and it was lovely to meet so many people. As it was the first time I had participated, I wasn’t sure what to expect. In the end I had a good number of people come along. Some were people I knew and some were not and it was lovely to chat to both.
I was very flattered by the positive response to my work and the lovely comments in my visitors’ book. A lot of people were keen to encourage me to put my work up on my website and get my website up and running properly. I am in the process of doing this and hopefully pictures of the prints will be coming to the website very soon.
The positive feedback that I received has made me a bit more confident that there is a place for my work; that it is appreciated and that it is saleable.
In between visitors, I was able to carry on carving my next project ready for printing, and by the end of the Open Studios I was able to take a proof print. This has enabled me to see areas that need a little bit more carving. Hopefully I will get the time, in the next few days, to do some more carving and then some printing…. watch this space……
I will definitely be participating in the Open Studios next year.