The first weekend of Open Studios was held in my studio in a rustic hayloft in Harpley, Norfolk, and was a great success! This is the first time I’ve actually had the studio open to the public and the interesting centuries-old building drew a lot of attention. It was really busy and I was delighted to sell four paintings as well as quite a few cards.
It was really enjoyable chatting to the flurries of visitors – friends, neighbours, fellow artists, and other art enthusiasts, some from quite far afield – thanks to you all for making the effort, your support is greatly appreciated!
I’d lined myself up a few magazines etc for the quiet spells… but there was hardly time to read them; and my cat Cobweb provided entertainment for both myself and visitors alike.
I was also surprised, and pleased, to see the enthusiasm many visitors had for my Cornish mining abstracts, produced on my art residency in Cornwall back in March – I’d thought they’d only be of interest in Cornwall. It was good to be proven wrong, a valuable lesson, and a boost to my confidence!
Oh, and note the great storage facility I have in the form of a large Canadian canoe (not mine, it belongs to the owner of the building).
There’s still an opportunity to visit my fascinating rustic studio – I’m open the last Norfolk Open Studios weekend 7/8 June. Follow this link for further details address and directions.
Pleased it went well for you. It is a nice space for you to work in. God knows how you coped in your previous studio. Onwards and upwards 🙂
thanks Jed, I think the space helped boost people’s enjoyment of my work too. xx
Sorry, there’s supposed to be an ‘n’ in congratulations!
Congratulatios, Mari….the studio looks great.
thank you Anthea! 🙂