I know, I know.
You’ve been thinking I was run over by the herd of rampaging unicorns again, weren’t you, beloveds? Or was it the one-eyed troubadour this time?
Truth to tell, I’ve been very, very busy a-Questing for the last few weeks as I prepare for my very first, official Real-Artist-in-Public here-and-now Market Day.
I will be showing (and selling, I hope!) at the Towcester Craft & Design Show on 29 and 30 October at the conference centre at Towcester Racecourse.
Full address: Towcester Racecourse Conference Centre, Easton Neston Park, London Road, Towcester, Northants NN12 6LB. Open 10.30 to 5.30 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4 adults, £3 seniors, accompanied children under 14 free.
The preparations for this first foray into the world of live events have been, um, a bit overwhelming, really.
As well as the art and products to be made (and decisions about how many of each type of thing), there are all the other details around them to sort out—the construction of a stand/backboards, working out layouts and display, niggly admin things like how to package things for customers and deciding how much change to have on hand… and every time I get one thing resolved, I think of another that has to be sorted as well.
I’m planning to have not just small framed textile works for sale, but also mixed media treasure boxes, book wraps and covered notebooks, along with cards made from my major works. Oh, and maybe some prints and other stuff too. Plus, I will be demonstrating with both the sewing machine and painting.
I’m busy and worried and excited and tired and hopeful and scared. Yes, all at the same time.
But… and it’s a big one… I am enjoying it.
Yes, you read it here first, beloveds.
I would love, love, love it, if you happen to be near enough to come to the show, if you were to pop by my stand to say hello. (If you’re definitely coming, let me know in the comments, because I still have a few complimentary tickets to give away!)
And if you can’t come (and I know many of my beloved readers are long distance friends) then, fear not—there will be photos!
And the new work will also be making its way into my online shop as soon as the show is over.
That’s it for now. Got to get back to the Quest, see?
This little piggy went to market… .