Saturday, 5 May 2018

The Times They Are a-Changin'

The last twelve months or so have probably been, and will be, one of the biggest years of changes I've every had. From a very grotty start to 2017 with two operations and being very poorly, to the wonderful surprise of getting engaged in Scotland, surrounded by family, by the beginning of summer. I have also started a new 'day job' which takes up a lot more time than your average day job, with lots of truly lovely people. In a few months' time Sam and I will be getting married in the woods at home on the farm, and we know have a newfound respect for everyone who has tackled the logistical minefield of organising a wedding! It's hopefully going to be a very relaxed and quirky wedding mixing both our Chinese and English traditions. I've used the drawing I made for our invitations in this blog post. To top it all off, and because we don't do things by halves, we're also going to be building our first home at the end of the summer too. We've certainly had a few 'What are we doing?!' moments but it's all very exciting! Unfortunately, all of this means that art shows have been rather on the back-burner this year. However, I am still at the Teme Valley Market on the second Sunday of every month at The Talbot at Knightwick and write the monthly newsletter for the market stallholders. We will also, of course, be having our annual Christmas Open Studio- I know that some of you will recoil in horror at the thought of Christmas during all this beautiful sunshine, but that others, like me, will be starting to feel the very early beginnings of festive excitement! We're channelling our innter swan at the moment and going for the calm and serene exterior whilst peddling madly under the surface so I'm sending a very heartfelt thank you for 'bearing with' as Miranda would say!