Greetings and welcome back to Andy

Yes, sadly neglected blog I am back, aware that everything I read about online presence says I should post regularly, and I have not been.

Since my last post towards the end of August I have been doing regular duties at Purbeck Artisan Yard in Wareham, I am also one of two Artisans on the committee organising Artisans on the Beach for Swanage this December. Apart from that my boat season commitments ended at the end of September and I have been quite busy rowing to gain fitness for a regatta I participated in on Saturday October 20th.

If you read this, thank you. I need to become a regular blogger again and will try to post daily once I get into December and occupying my Beach hut 54 as an Artisan on the Beach for the second year.

Artwise, I have become conscious that I have a large stock of originals and over 30 pieces available as prints so subconsciously slowed down my output. I have now completed drawings for 22 consecutive days so far for the #inktober event currently running.

Other work has included original pieces produced during the regatta at the weekend and sold to members of participating clubs. I have started to produce a new stock of hand painted wooden boxes to sell in the artisan yard and the beach hut.

Sales have moved along steadily with more prints sold and cards my most consistent seller. I have started to plan the 2019 additions to the Santa over Purbeck series which continues to sell well. I have just completed a commission for a company involved with wellbeing support with schools.

Now I also need to look ahead to Purbeck Art Weeks 2019 where the theme “Flight of Fantasy” links into the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci – this still requires some careful thought.

I have added some additional stock to the AndyKnillArt store on Etsy after selling some cards.

Heading forwards each month I am achieving a greater turnover month by month than the 201718 tax year which I am encouraged by.

Any comments, feedback and / or questions are welcomed here, via Twitter @AndyKnillArt, Facebook page of the same name, Andy.knill on Instagram or by email to andy@andyknillart.gmail.com.

Sat drawing on Swanage seafront during Sea Rowing regatta.

Pen and ink piece to revisit drystone walls – yes forgot to orientate it.

Canvas of amphibious car I watched in Wareham as it drove into the river…and sailed off downstream.

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