Today was a full day. Into town about 08.30 to start anti-bay spray and cleaning surfaces in my section of the shop. Also in there was postings Summer Leaves print bought as a present to someone’s mum. More cleaning and setting up.
A cappuccino and danish to kick start and then a shop day that had few purchases but lots of sharing publicity about the new shop, some art for fun, talking about ideas to restart a sketching hobby, use of markers…
My main focus art wise was continuing to develop the fishing boats piece that is off to the printer next Wednesday so two more shop days to complete.
So a family on holiday from Shropshire, a and b drawn by 6 yr old daughter who was very confident and made decisions about what to draw straightaway. Her brother’s pic focused on bikes – I asked innocently did he ask bikes to find out he had cycled from Lands End to John O’ Groats with his dad at the age of 7 !He also wrote me a review which was much longer than I think was anticipated.
Quite a few friends dropped by to check how I was and say hi and an update.
Home at he end of the day and by 6 we were off to Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 21 for out second session. Today we saw: Tankus the Henge in the big barn so some sketching and also Barry a local geographer friend who was most surprised to find he had been sketched live,
Then we went to the long barn to see Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band who we had seen previously at Swanage Carnival Week where I had also sketched them live. A comment received back later.
Finally and far to dark to draw was Elephant Sessions from Scotland, so an eclectic mix again and great live music.
Sunday, tomorrow we will be at the festival for the afternoon and evening with about four acts identified but also a chance to reach the top field and activities area. There will no doubt be more sketching.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-6142-62f61e524ba4f' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=6142&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-6142-62f61e524ba4f' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-6142-62f61e524ba4f' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>