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September - peace

september blog image - peace & love

I was going to write a blog post about 'Back to school', about sharpening your pencils, getting some drawing done and booking up a workshop for the Autumn. But I have found myself with something else to say.

I have just done two weekends at selling events (The Wirksworth and Melbourne Art Trails). They are my best local shows for selling art and promoting my workshops and art retreat. Unfortunately they come back to back, just after the start of term and this year I felt tired out even before the weekend started! Funds were low after the summer holiday with my kids, and the catalogue of uniform, school shoes and trainers they needed for the new school term.

After seven years of exhibiting and selling, I found myself questioning what I was doing it for. I found it hard to be positive and to wait for the sales to come. I'd set myself a target of what I wanted to earn over the two weeken