Well - it was a fun 4 days at the Patchings Festival. I was one of the craftspeople on the Mosaic Fairs stand, and I spent a good deal of time demonstrating calligraphy. I did finish the piece I posted in the last blog - in fact I finished it a day early so I had to start something new on the last day.
I will post pictures when they appear out of the post-show pile of rubble.
For anyone local to Nottingham you will know it rained and it rained and it RAINED on the last day, which sadly reduced the number of visitors, plus the brave few who were there were cold and damp and less inclined to have lengthy chats about calligraphy!
That said, I met some lovely people and have, potentially, a few interesting pieces of work to follow.
The rain saved its greatest efforts for when we were packing up - even though we could get the van close, it was about 30 trips to get everything in - the three of us were soaked! I've had things drying all over the house today.
I suppose it's a good test for us, as it might well be raining AND freezing cold when we're doing the Christmas fairs. Jane who works with me on the stands is v-e-r-y prone to the cold - I may well have to wrap her in bubble w
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.