It is quite amazing where opportunities pop up.
And an Open Studio opens doors for such opportunities.
Jenny from Vitreous Art came to the private view on the Friday evening before the open studio started. She was very taken with the work and left her Business card saying that she would very much like to hang some of the work in the gallery that she has at the Wakefield estate.
Just before studio was due to finish, she contacted me again and we arranged for her to come just after the event to see the pictures still hanging and select some for the gallery. So on Tuesday morning I dropped a small selection of work off with her. It will be very exciting to see the work in your gallery and to have a bit more airtime
We were looking at a couple of handmade books that I had on display and I said how nice it would be to do a collaboration with somebody who was a wordsmith. She agreed and went away with a few ideas mulling. Nothing is completely sorted out yet, although she has suggested a possible themes that we can both work with. I will be home on the south coast this weekend and it will be a great opportunity to start some research for this. A new sketchbook is needed!