Sorry,didn’t blog last night as by time I got home from the shop we went off to the wedding of two friends and once home sleep was needed.
So day 7 was generally quieter in terms of visitors – good reason the early forecast proved wrong and the day became very sunny, hot and like a mid summers day should have been.
5 Art for fun participants including two returnees. I also drew a little sign linked to PAW but most of my day was chatting with people. Suzanne, my landlord and her Art Workshop group visited the studio /shop (this felt slightly strange to me as 3 years ago Anne and I did the same activity when we visited Josh Hollingshead, my artist neighbour in Commercial Road, at his studio of the time on the industrial park where he had the space to hang many of his large pieces of art – the idea that a group were brought to see my work!?!).
In the afternoon two ladies visited who work for the John Lewis partnership and had stayed on Brownsea Island so the pictures from there got their interest and one of them bought the original of ‘Approaching Brownsea Island’ where I had started my experimentation of drawing trees in different ways back in 2017 – the importance of a personal connection to a place drawn.
The evening was a drive across to Poole but on the south side of Holes Bay and an evening reception at Poole Yacht club which I had visited once before with Suzie during a PB2 course. A much grander affair than Swanage Sailing Club, but not surprising given its location and that word yacht plus the marina full of berthed yachts of various designs and sizes. We caught up with Suzie and Mike and some others that we knew. Suzie and her sister Sophia met when we worked together at Wareham Boat Hire in the summers of 2017/19. I drew many sketches while sat on quieter shifts on the banks of the river Frome. I still have some pieces drawn based on that period including ‘Reflections on the Frome’ based on the moorings on the south side of the river including the artist Eddie Burrows. We have kept in contact since and I have drawn pieces for both Suzie and Mike before linked to the ‘Round the Island race’ for Suzie and A lifeboat for Mike who works at the RNLI College – lovely young people who we are proud to be friends with.
A solid nights sleep and a slow and tired start this morning, but I am here and looking forward to another warm day sat outside to meet, greet, direct visitors and draw some more.
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