A Very Busy Week in Frome

This is really going to have to be a very quick post, good thing I can type fast.

I am very busy getting ready for the Frome Open Studios which kicks off this Saturday running from 2nd -10th July every day 11am – 5pm.  This is a fantastic Art Trail which takes you all around Frome, don’t forget 6th trendiest town in Britain, during the Annual Frome Festival.  I’m looking forward to showing some previous and new work and sharing a new space with 10 new artists right in the centre of Frome at The Bennett Centre on Vicarage Street.  We’re bang next to The Silk Mill which hosts another 5 open studios so there is going to lots and lots for people to see and enjoy.

Myself and group of hardworking dedicated volunteers have been striving since September to put the event together as we do every year.  We’ve distributed 7,000 free trail maps, 90 posters, twittered, FB’d and Instagramed until our fingers are worn out, to say nothing of all the hard organisation that goes on behind the scenes.  They are a brilliant team.

On top of this I’m in the midst of finishing a submission for the Bruton Art Factory Summer show, a commission to illustrate a book of short stories alongside organising my kids who finish school this week, one is off doing his Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and the other is getting demob happy and seem to assume I am a taxi service available at the drop of a hat to ferry them left, right and centre – teenagers.  Plus a husband who takes his place as President of the local Rotary Club this week.

However, like many creatives I thrive on pressure, it will all get done and hopefully all be a roaring success.  So if you are not a gibbering wreck as I will be by next week please do come along to see my work and the work of the wonderful artists I am privileged to be exhibiting with and let’s hope the weather isn’t doing this anymore.