There’s a bit of a buzz in the house at the moment. We’re getting ready for Cambridge Open Studios in a fortnight.
I had the pleasure of going to see the studios of two other artists yesterday, both are experienced artists and have strong styles. They have very different styles of Open Studios and I was impressed by them both for different reasons. Jo Tunmer and Claire Marie Wood inspired me in different ways which was fabulous when faced with a weekend of framing, and organising to get ready. And it was lovely to have a chance to visit a couple of other studios. So often its not possible if your studio is open on the same weekends.
After a couple of days of working on the preparations, we’re not quite there yet, but we’re making progress. The framing is done:
My Running With Brushes will be on display providing some exposure for the project. I wish I could display the whole collection, but even without being able to show the works of other artists, it should raise awareness.
Cambridge Open Studios in Whittlesford
We’re having an Art Safari in the village to make Whittlesford a good destination for Cambridge Open Studios visitors. With 4 artists works on display within a 5 minute walk, visitors will have plenty to see. It’s taken a bit of organising – firstly to make sure we could all be open on the same days, then to arrange our preview evening for the same time and date. Finally, we got the marvellous Lori Bentley to design our map which will be available at all studios and has gone out in 400 guidebooks around the area.
Between the four artists taking part, many mediums will be on display: watercolour, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. The range is rich and the colours vibrant.
If you’re in the area, pop in for a coffee and say hello.