Just a few days away, and I'm starting my packing. Hope to see you in Shiplake (venue 17) for Henley Arts Trail on 4-6 May. We're open 10am to 5pm every day.
Shiplake Church Room, Church Road, (off the A4155 Reading-Henley Road), Shiplake Cross, RG9 4BS (this postcode is different to the one on the leaflet - but is the closer one for navigation)
My other half tells me I need to have labels for all the work I show at Henley Arts Trail (4-6 May). I think he's right - I like a good label. Its got to be brief and its got to look good, but its worth it.
I didn't think I wanted formal printed labels though, as its not going to be a slick 'gallery-esque' kind of event. So I had a brainwave of going back to my roots and typewriting them. And I remembered I have some lovely grainy papers that I have had stashed for a mere 18 years or so (left over from my home-made wedding invitations!) that I thought would be perfect.
It took a few goes to get back into the swing of things (especially without a 'delete' key). But with a red and black ribbon in the typewriter, I think the end result is spot-on. And wielding the old scalpel and typescale ruler felt pretty good too.
Just 2 weeks to go until Henley Arts Trail: 4-6 May (Bank Holiday weekend). I will be with 5 or 6 other artists at venue 17 in Shiplake - Shiplake Church Room, Reading Road, Shiplake Cross, RG9 4BW. Its over the first May Bank Holiday weekend, and there is loads to see throughout the area across 25 venues. Do come along if you're around that weekend. www.henleyartstrail.com
I snapped this piece at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia last month. I've just been sorting and downloading my photos and this reminds me that I want to go to a garden centre and explore the supplies. These flowers were part of a floor to ceiling hanging created on plastic garden mesh. Sorry I couldn't see a caption with it to credit the artist. Let me know if anyone knows who this was by.