Sore feet, but worth all the leg work

As well as the usual running around, spending over 6 hours on each of two days just standing on your feet certainly makes them ache. But it’s all too good effect when your pictures sell and you know your labours are appreciated.
That’s the result of me exhibiting for the first time at the ‘Art in the Pen’ show in Skipton. With plenty of exhibitors and lots of visitors it’s a great opportunity to have your ego massaged (“I love your work”) but also, importantly, to sell your wares.

With a varied collection of paintings, sculpture, crafts, furniture, jewellery and pottery the show was celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Established within the sheep and cattle pens of the local Auction Mart the show provides an ideal venue with exhibitors each having their own ‘pen’.
My ‘stall’ was number 75 and as well as meeting some interesting customers and selling some of my paintings and ’Kindle’ trees, it was great to ‘chew the fat’ and exchange ideas and views with fellow exhibitors in ‘pens’ nearby – in particular Chrissie, Lisa and Helen. Great atmosphere and well organised by Andy.
So happily now more leg work in the form of more painting in the hope of showing again next year.

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