|View from the door (note the muffins, and the ex-fire station decor)|
|Another view from the door|
|The view from my table|
|A closer look|
I got enough practice with the story to be able to listen to myself telling it, rather than having to think of what to say next, and even got to the stage of "hmm, how could this be improved?" - one answer being, check your speed - is the listener understanding it?
My reward for the effort of making the work was some good conversations throughout the day. And the pleasure of developing a body of work and meeting a deadline, honing that sense of what can be achieved. It left me wanting to spend more time in the studio, hands-on, rather than at the computer.
Here's some of the rest of the show, the latest in a series arranged by artbookart, a group of artists in Essex (have a look at their Facebook page) -
|Lola Swain's marbled covers, and Louise Swain's prints|
|Jane Woollatt's installation includes monoprints of a child's nightdress|
|Karen Apps talking about her "Matilda" works|
|Kitty Guthrie Oakley listening intently to Cherry Hall.|
People reading Kitty's books invariably had a smile on their faces
|Coptic bound sketchbooks by Tessa Frampton made a striking display|
|The matchbox challenge - exhibitors had been invited to submit |
a work, and visitors voted for their favourite
|More of the matchbox entries, tiny books worth a closer look|