Well the preview for the 'Birds of a Feather' exhibition at Wistow Gallery went really well last Friday evening; not only was the sun shining but I was also met by the gallery owner Kate Foster with a glass of bubbly and strawberries - lush. Oh yeah, and my stuff looks great in the display case and the exhibition as a whole looks fantastic! Spotted plenty of ideal gifts for friends and relatives whilst browsing, plus lots of things I'd love for myself.
Got a busy week ahead of me this week - off to Mosaic tomorrow to get some materials. I need to buy enough to test timings for the classes I mentioned in my last blog, plus have got two events at the beginning of August so need to make plenty of items for those seeing as the majority of my stock is either online or in galleries! All in all, hoping to have a very productive next few days.
One set for the 'Birds of a Feather' exhibition.
So, since my last blog I've managed to get myself into another gallery! Wistow Gallery were advertising for work for an exhibition entitled 'Birds of a Feather', at the same time I just happened to be making a piece that would fit right in - must be fate! The exhibition runs Sat 6th July until Mon 5th August and I shall be there at the preview evening Fri 5th July enjoying a glass of vino and seeing what other gorgeous items are available. There should be plenty to view and buy as Kate, who runs the gallery, informed me she has 90 local artists who supply to her!
This week finds me occupying myself by researching jewellery making classes. I'm looking to run some in the very near future and know what I want to teach, just need to find prices for venues and then get some guinea pigs to test on to see how long I need to run classes for. All this and I'll be working at Earl Shilton Gallery again this Wednesday with a chance to do lots more work plus tinker around with my current displays. To pinch a well known fast food chain's slogan 'I'm lovin it!'
This week has been one of the best for Lillipop Jewellery - not only can you now find me stocked in Art in Earl Shilton art gallery, but I also had a great day at the Market Bosworth festival on Saturday. I have to admit I was close to giving in at one point as the stall was being rained on and blown left, right and centre resulting in stock flying everywhere and some being damaged (those that know me well will know that patience is not a strong point of mine so my mood wasn't particularly good). However, I persevered and despite the bad weather and turnout I still managed to do well.
This coming week sees me working in the gallery on Wednesday which will no doubt involve me re-jigging my displays many times as I want to add lots more stock. It also gives me the perfect opportunity to get on with some jewellery making in a more stimulating environment than usual. Here's the pictures of my displays below. Obviously you can get a much better look by visiting the gallery at Art in Earl Shilton Gallery, 98 Wood Street, LE9 7ND.