Sunday, 28 August 2011

Why can't the Buddha vacuum under the sofa?

The end of August can only mean one thing - it's time to promote Herts Open Studios!  So we spent the morning at the Farmers' Market, arriving at 8.30am to transform a bare and windswept stall (mercifully with an awning on it in case we had another bout of torrential rain) into a credible and attractive promotion for Harpenden-based artists opening their studios to the public next month.

Harpenden Artists' stall at the Farmers Market . . .

I'm pleased to say we generated a lot of interest;  given the amount of publicity we do each year both locally and county-wide, it's surprising how many people don't know about the event.  We even found some potential new members for Herts Visual Arts, who organise the Open Studios and support Hertfordshire artists in other ways.  What's more, the sun came out and the rain stayed away for the first time in days!

. . . with my sunflower photo and a print of Cardinal's Wharf on show

This year I'm exhibiting at Artscape again, with three other artists.  Our exhibition is running alongside Open Studios, from 5th Sept - 1st Oct, and from Saturday 10th Sept at least some of us will be at Artscape to meet and chat to visitors from 1pm - 5pm every Friday & Saturday.  You can find more details and get a feel for the work on show here.

As for the riddle in the title above: for the answer to that you'll have to visit my photos on the run page on my website.  The theme is things which have made me smile in August.  We could do with a laugh in the wet weather!

1 comment:

  1. Yes a great day, lots of interest and the weather held up - there was even a bit of sun and not too much wind!