Arrived into the studio on Tues to this. What had happened, had we been burgled, was there an earthquake..??? No it was how we had left it Friday morning dashing to the show...!!!
And this is Ben,s least favourite job, putting all the shop back together and amending stock levels on the website.But someone has to do it.
I don't think people realise the effort that goes into shows. Its 2 - 3 days packing it all up to go, 6 - 8 hrs setting up, 2 days non stop at the show, repacking for the van then 2 - 3 days restocking the shop..!!! I do love the shows, but they are extremely hard work and I am so glad I took the decision to stop attending most of them, lol.
I know lots of you are wanting me to attend Ally Pally, but I wont be, sorry. I will be teaching my Ranger weekend at the Studio, but don't worry, the new Blonde Moments range will be there, on the Samuel Taylor stand. All the new Christmas papers, pads and stamps. But be warned there was a stampede and we didn't have a lot left on the Sunday, lol.
So to cut a long story short I have been absolutely bloody knackered all week. It is the run up to preview, which of course is all totally prepared ( what a crock of Sh*t..!!! ). I also had deadlines for magazine articles as well as teaching..
Anyway big apologies for not showing this earlier. This is the altered book that the lovely Pat made for me all about me an Aer from the Heart. I have also been really bad because I haven't thanked her properly for it. Every time I have tried to email her I have become all emotional and unable to find the words to express how I feel. I do hope she understands and I will see her in person on Sunday at Art Journals, so I can blubber and snot all over her then.
In the meantime how jealous are you all..??
Gorgeous isn't it...??? I adore it and will really treasure it. I am going to keep it at the studio for a while so you can all see and admire it in person. Thanks Pat I am really honoured xx
Don't forget it is preview day on Sat from 11am. This is your chance to see all the Winter projects at first hand and be amongst the first to book. We have had a few sell outs at the last few previews so be warned. Any classes booked and paid for on the day will receive a 10% discount. There is no obligation to book, just pop along and enjoy a cuppa and a biccy and maybe have a little sideways shuffle to some Northern with me and The Goddess..!!