Thursday, 13 November 2014
It's been on my calendar for months, the deadline is 5pm next Monday, so rather than leave it to the last minute, I have pressed send on my application for North Yorkshire Open Studios 15. All I have to do tomorrow is send a paper copy along with my cheque and then I can forget about it for a while.
NYOS 15 takes place in June next year and after my absolutely disgraceful despondency leading up to last year's event, which I actually enjoyed once it arrived, I am looking forward to next year's with relish. I have lots of ideas for improvements and plans for some new works in the offing.
Other news: I was contacted by The Brick Lane Gallery inviting me to exhibit with them, but sadly the costs that I would have to bear, (even if the gallery did not charge commission), were far too much; I do not make a lot of money selling work and I cannot justify using the household budget on that scale! I thanked BLG for their interest, after all; it is lovely to have people say that they think my work is "very strong"! Emily Speed would have a thing or two to say about this type of offer for artists.
On a more positive note, I have been in email contact with a man from Spain for the past two weeks regarding the purchase of some of my work. If all goes to plan, he will be the owner of two of my small paintings and I will be richer!
Meanwhile, I shall continue to enjoy the Autumn, my favourite season.