Sunday, 29 April 2018

Checking out the art space

Hello and Good Morning. I had things to do yesterday so I was away from the computer and the house. A trip to Burton upon Trent was planned. Auntie Pat had a plant sale in her garden. She is a member of the Soroptimists, which is an international organisation of women who raise money for charities all over the world. It's a shame the weather wasn't too good, but they managed by moving things indoors. As well as the plant sale there was a raffle, a bric a brac stall, and coffee and cakes on offer. I bought some plants to fill in a few gaps in the flower beds. Those that I bought last year are doing well. 
After that I went to the library to hand in my booking form, and check out the art space which I will be using in August. The building is just off the High Street with a big impressive entrance. The boards are just inside to the left. 
The library is spread over two floors, and is quite a hive of activity. There was a book sale going on, and the display boards are right next to the coffee shop. Photo taken from the upper floor looking down on the art area.

The present artist has 47 pictures on show, he wasn't there so I couldn't ask him questions. Some of his smaller paintings were doubled up, one above the other. I counted the panels, there are 32 if I put one picture in each of them. I will have to make some more because I don't have that amount at the moment. I could always put the bigger pictures over two panels.

It's a very good system of hanging. Strong nylon cords come down from the top of the panels which can be lengthened or shortened. Each panel has a light over the top of it, shining down on the exhibits. Yes, I think this is going to be a good place to show off my art.

From there I went to see my sis and have a catchup with her. At 5.30pm I went to meet up with more family members at a pub for a meal. It was very busy, a family pub which has plenty to do for children. It is not far from the football ground as well, so there were some groups there sat around the big screen TV's having just come away from watching their team win their match just up the road. All was jolly. Overall a good day out.

Thanks everyone for putting your name in the box when commenting, it is working a treat. When I get the moderating list up on the screen the Anonymous label down the right hand side of the screen really stands out, so all I have to do is zap them.

Tomorrow is the last day of the month...again, so Tuesday the 1st of May will be check in day for the walking group. I have been slacking a bit this month, but I am still ahead of the monthly target, but only just. I must not let myself slip any further and need to keep on top of the job. Note in diary, must do a daily walk.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. Sounds like you had a great day. Love your library, so much going on and what an impressive space. I love living in a small village but it does have it's drawbacks, not only no library but only one shop which is a post office cum newsagent and bits and pieces of milk bread and some essentials. However the countryside is on my doorstep so there are lots of compensations.

  2. Oooh that looks like a great exhibition space Ilona. I'm really looking forward to seeing pictures of your artwork on display there.
    Jacquie x

  3. I wondered what had happened to the Soroptimists , i havent heard anything about them in years

  4. Excellent space. I really like the library( I like Burton). We usually have a coffee there before a walk across the Washlands.Went a few weeks ago and it was all flooded. There were some people canoeing on the fields !

  5. How interesting to read that there is a coffee shop in the library! I haven't heard of that but it makes a lot of sense.

    Looks like a wonderful space to put your artwork up for display. Good luck getting ready for it.