Sunday, 29 April 2012

wow... what a week!

....there's one thing thats for sure, life's pretty hectic at the moment!

...never a dull moment, and always something to do. The week has flown by, the gallery seems to settling into its new role....the weather has dampened some of the possible viewers from calling in....fair weather viewers are welcome when the weather improves!

...The amount of paper work seems to be driving me mad.... music license - happy to buy one, thats why I applied, but they do ask random questions!....on hold for tax office constantly....and now sorting out my utility company who have denied all knowledge of speaking to me but have been kind enough to send me personally three bills!!! 

I have to admit I hit a wall on Saturday, exhausted after a trying week and on the back of the "Silent auction/opening night" I walked around like a zombie.....although I am sure the kids never noticed anything different!

Lecturer Kane Cunningham posing...
Ryan Chadwick getting in on the

It was a really good evening...a lovely mix of guest all
chatting and bidding and catching up...
The drinks were flowing, nibbles nibbled and art was discussed.

By the end of the evening Hubby and I were nieces helped to open the sealed bids and sort into a logical order...

It was great to find that we had sold over 3/4 of the work and raised £639.34 towards our BA final degree show....that will be a real help towards our exhibition brochure and postcards of our work.....and just in case you are the date....Friday 8th June 2012 at Westwood, Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough.
Thanks to everyone who came and supported the auction, we really appreciate it.

...So down with one exhibition...
 and up goes a temporary one of Hubby's black and white photos....I've had some interest in solo exhibitions and one group one so thats good, and even calls from Blackpool asking to sell their work in the gallery, I do want to keep it a 'tad more local and keep it as much as possible for new and merging artists...The feedback from visitors was really positive, they liked the fact that the art was affordable and that it supported new and unknown artists, which is good to hear.
Hubby mastering the art of the gallery hanging system!

...actually quite like the reflective photo!
....I'm hoping things will settle down for the next 3 weeks as I have sooooooooooo much Uni work to catch up on and thats now at the crisis stage...I've only got 2 pieces finished out of 8 pieces!

so it's all action go, sewing machine isn't going to know whats hit it! and I've really got to stay focused on completing my pieces so I can finish knowing that I have done my best!
I've started clearing out my uni studio space, slowly moving "things" out....honest I gather sooooo much stuff it's untrue!

uni studio space....
I've used the door at my back-o-the gallery studio to try and come to a happy arrangement of my sewing machine drawers, I seem to have settled with this one, so now I'm busy creating the work to go inside them now!
I did laugh when one of Hubby's friends was shocked to hear I was cutting up Harris tweed and Barbour clothes for a piece of art... "such a waste" he said after confessing on spending a fortune on a new tweed jacket....I hope he comes to our final exhibition and understands why I am doing it and how effective they are...
trying out hanging arrangement s for my
sewing machine drawers...
So, as you can see busy and hectic as always ...
anyway, as always, happy reading and I'll blog again soon, bye

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