Artmap Argyll 2019 Open Studios in the Studio Barn Argyll
Artmap is a difficult weekend emotionally & physically, the highs of plaudits, the lows of disinterested glances, even though you know you’re not going to be to everyone’s taste you still take it a bit personally. Being an exhibiting artist is exhausting, you have to be on duty all day, ready with a smile to welcome to everyone who comes through the door, ready to explain the why & the how many times over.
I never expect to sell a piece of artwork or lampshade so I'm always surprised and delighted when I do. Behind the calm façade & fumbling fingers as they struggle with the string turn up the parcel there's an excited little happy dance going on inside!
Several people asked if I sold lampshades online… & I do so want to! But it is only me wearing all the hats in my business and with rural broadband not being what it could or rather should be, it takes a while to get to that point. Slowly, tooooo slowly, it is being worked on, and I hope to have the proper shop up soon … (ish!) Meanwhile do visit us on the hill!
For the first time I made clocks, which turned out to be very popular.
Taking advantage of the sunny weather to dry fabric and sort it out into size.
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