Sunday, 19 January 2014

Hot days in January

I hope you all survived the FOUR days of above 40C this week. There weren't many visitors to the Studio and I did appreciate the effort made by those that did brave the heat. It's only January!

Anyway, I did start the week very well with an overnight stay in Portsea with hubby and friends. A lovely spot their family has just near the Portsea Pub. (You know the Portsea pub....the "HOW MUCH does two beers and two lemon lime and bitters COST" pub!)

We had a lovely walk along the beach and enjoyed the views of the bay, houses, water and structures. Lovely and cool!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Opening day at the Studio, Gallery & Shop

Yep, it was the first official day that the Studio was open. I had three visitors and a delivery of some gorgeous signs from my husbands' brother-in-law, Lee from Signs UC.

It was a bit of a shaky start, as I wasn't quite ready! We had painted, pulled up the bright blue lino to reveal concrete for the floor of the 'gallery' part of the shop, but there are still some missing pieces from the gallery.

I can't hang all my work in the 'shop' but the method of display works well and I'm quite pleased with the effect. I haven't enough coat hangers and macrame rope upon which to hang things. And I still haven't quite figured out how to hang the neckwarmers. But I'm pleased with the effect.

The first exhibition, I've called 'Journey' as it's a sort of survey of the work that I've done since the days of my Diploma of Art (Studio Textiles & Design). Once I have everything hanging, it will be quite good, but I'm pleased with the effect already.

The studio isn't really set up at all, that will happen over this week. It's exciting!