It’s less than a week to the 15th annual House & Garden Fair in aid of Asthma UK, on Tuesday 14th May, open 10 am – 4pm at Chilford Hall, Linton. My stand will be one of 50 selling everything you need to revitalise your home, garden and wardrobe, and this year I am delighted to be joined by fellow artisans offering unusual and original handmade goods including printed textiles, ceramics, artworks, hats and jewellery. It’s a lovely charity event with a great atmosphere. For more information please visit the website and here you will find a link to download the event brochure and also a photo gallery.
Ahead of this year’s event, I have received some lovely publicity from the local media. Last Friday Cambridgeshire Journal posted a photo of one of my paintings with a write-up about the Fair on their Facebook page. You can see the post here – scroll down to see the write-up. Then, on Saturday 4th May, in the Living section p:48 of the Cambridge News paper, a wonderful double-page spread on the House & Garden Fair. I am featured with fellow Cambridge artisans Heather Stowell Jewellery, Emma Bennett Collage, Amanda MacPhail Ceramics & Jo Alexander garden furniture. The feature raises awareness of the fight against asthma, and includes an interview with 21 year old Kirsty Ashman diagnosed with severe asthma. It’s just brilliant to get good publicity leading up to the House & Garden Fair. I’m really looking forward to welcoming visitors to my stand!
I have been getting my artwork ready – framing paintings, finishing off a new selection of Handmade Originals cards, and packaging up my printed greeting cards with colourful ribbons. At the Fair this year I will be showing my latest collection of Sue’s Originals ink & watercolour paintings, some oil paintings, and handmade and printed greeting cards. I have also been distributing brochures and putting up posters as part of advertising and promoting the event.
On other news, I have also submitted for the Fowlmere School Spring Art Exhibition at Fowlmere School, Cambridge, from 10th – 12th May. This weekend exhibition actually takes place just before the House & Garden Fair, with a Preview this Friday evening from 7.30 to 10pm. The exhibition continues on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May from 10am to 4.30pm. Here I will have a selection of small oil paintings and greeting cards on show. So, if you’re not able to visit the House & Garden Fair next Tuesday this is another exhibition where you can see my paintings!
So, with the last few days of preparation, with my trusty notebook in-hand, and lots of “To Do” lists, I hope I won’t forget anything!
Hope to see you at these forthcoming events – all welcome!