Where do I start!!!
I have had 4 workshops booked within a week and the last two were yesterday morning and evening. As always I try to inject a bit of enthusiasm to the sessions and judging from the comments you will see here on Westhoughton Art Groups Website, I think I have succeeded!! Dave Hendry has been a great help to me and has recommended me to numerous groups within the Northwest so I have a lot to be grateful to him for. Two ladies from the group have also booked for my beginners workshops in July... the first session is now fully booked and I am trying to get bookings now for the second which am hoping will get booked up soon now.
I then went to Leigh to a group I have visited before where a lady also booked for a workshop with another fairly firm commitment from someone else as well!!! I visited Horwich Art Society on Friday and they are passing my details elsewhere for workshop bookings and maybe a final odd person or two for the beginners workshop......
And so to this morning... we set off bright and early to the hospital where hubby had his check up for the hip... all doing really well and the consultant is very pleased as the x-ray shows the hip is in exactly the right position, his muscles are much stronger so no further physio just carry on doing what he's doing!!
Then we made a detour on the way home to a wonderful restaurant in Rainhill called Galleria. Sadly we didn't eat there but the menu looked delicious!! Joanne Boon Thomas had told me about this place where the proprietors display art work so it is not only a restaurant but a gallery too... I had loaded the car with a selection to show them and have to admit was not sure they were going to take anything at first... Mala has a good eye for art and is in fact an art teacher herself but more importantly knows what sells in her restaurant/gallery and certainly some of the florals I had taken weren't really what she was looking for. However she was more interested in some of the animal series I have done recently and took 5 to display and see what reaction they get. I am thrilled as 4 out of the 5 are framed identically and I am hoping they will look good as a series all hanging together. She also asked me to frame a couple of mounted pieces which did happen to be florals and a final unframed one which is my own favourite... the Sea Holly. These are what she took
So a busy couple of days...I have a busy couple of weeks ahead too... having a new kitchen fitted, can't wait, the other one looks ok but is all frills and no knickers.... the hob doesn't fully work the fridge has a hard time staying cold and one of the ovens is on the blink so flatters to deceive!!! And once that is fitted my beginners workshops start...how did I ever find time to work?