This weekend (15th & 16th September) and next (22nd & 23rd September) 10am - 5pm Waveney Springs are having their annual Open Studios event and art trail when artists open their studios to the public. Here in Mellis my studio is open as is Frances Beasley's who also has a guest artist displaying sculpture in Frances' garden. Of course theres also the permanent art exhibition in the Railway Tavern pub, theres the stained glass phone box and the famous Mellis bench, so theres plenty to do this weekend and next in Mellis.
Felixstowe held its Art on the Prom today and luckily the weather held for the participating artists. I didn't exhibit there but went to enjoy the variety of art on display. There were many excellent piece's of artwork including paintings in differing media, ceramics, embroidary, knitting and many many more, but for me the artist that stood out was Ian Last whose pencil work was extrodinary. Ian kindly gave me some tips on some of his techniques, and although these were already known to me, I hadn't given such thought to how he used these techniques in such a creative and different way, I can't wait to try them out in a more experimental way. Although I've never met Ian before I'm happy to give his details out in my blog because quite simply, he deserves it - Ian, if you ever see this, hope you don't mind!!!
Susan C. Adcock