Even when it seems that everything is as still as can be, there is always movement, no matter how slight or beneath the surface it may be. The exciting thing about going with the flow - whether it's a ripple, a gentle rock or a strong whoosh is that you never know quite what will happen.
Last summer when my work was accepted for sale by Studiofourseven I was very proud and happy, but little realised that this would further lead to an amazing opportunity to be part of an artists collective and share a studio/retail space with 15 other fantastic artists at Heartlands, Cornwall.
A huge thank you goes to Louise:
NEWS: Months and months a go I wanted to open our gallery at Heartlands but the criteria for a space there was quite strict. One artist per space and the space had to be open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm, I couldn't do that. Last week I found out that these rules had been relaxed :) So........Last Friday I put in an application for one of their purpose built studio/retail spaces for a co-operative to work and sell from. Off the back of the application form we were invited for an interview (this morning) with the Heartlands board of directors...The board said YES! So we are now officially a co-operative of 16 artists with a wonderful new space in a wonderful new 20 acre complex, that houses theatres, parks, restaurants, and museums. We will be offering drop in sessions in many arts and crafts for kids and adults to get their hands dirty. I'd love for you all to come up and have a go. Louise x
This picture of Molly on the beach a couple of weeks ago more or less sums up my feelings about this new venture: "Oh wow! Yes, I want to jump in there! It looks a bit scary but I'm up for it."
The great thing is that it will be a shared experience with a fabulous group of people working as a co-operative so I'm ready for the ride.