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My First Blog post! – Metiers d’Art de Lens

Hello!

So it’s my first ever blog post, I’ve managed to keep finding ways of putting it off! It may look a bit shabby but bear with me, I hope to keep this up!

 

I’m currently writing this on my first ever Eurostar experience (well it’s in scribbly note form in my sketchbook anyway).

En route to Lens

It’s all very exciting really as I’m off to Lens, France for ‘Salon International Des Metiers d’Art de Lens‘ where I will be exhibiting my work alongside 3 other ***Sorting Office residents and numerous French artists. ***The Sorting Office is a shared artist studio for 16 residents located in Eastleigh. It is actually the old Sorting Office that has been completely refurbished and has been up and running for just over a year. It is is funded by the Arts Council and RecreateEU and provides us with our own business manager and great opportunities such as this current trip abroad.

I am involved with a few ongoing art projects as well as working on day to day commissions in the studio. I will endeavour to write about these in other blog posts.

Day 2 in Lens

It’s day 2 of the Lens market and it has been an enjoyable if exhausting experience so far. It has made me realise that selling my artwork is about sharing ideas, technique and personality, all of which is tricky with a language barrier (!) I have engaged customers and made sales but it definitely feels like something is missing…

All in all a mixed experience, I am thoroughly inspired for my next selling event, I always find art markets very beneficial with regards to developing my own work, where to go next, how I want my work to be presented, and I can see and feel ‘improvement’ after each one, so they become much more than just a selling event.

▲Here’s to the next one!▲

 

 

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