'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Having a Fair old time...

 My stall at St Albans with twinkly lights

Yesterday was the HVAF's first Art and Gift Fair at the Old Town Hall in St Albans, and it was a really wonderful event thanks to a whole team of people putting in an enormous amount of hard work. I thoroughly enjoyed it, once I got everything set up, because so many people took the trouble to come through the door and they were all very appreciative of all the fantastic work that was on display. There was never a quiet moment and I kept forgetting to sit down, so my poor old feet are really complaining today (along with my arms after lugging all that heavy stuff about!). But it was really worth it. And what I enjoyed most of all was talking to so many interesting people who were encouraging about the work that I do, and who even came up with some new ideas for me to work with, all of which I will take on board. To all of you that stopped by my stall and may be reading this, thank you! And to those souls who fell in love with things and bought them, a double thank you!!

The Fair was full all day...

I was lucky enough to be positioned in a nice corner, so could get my enormous display board up where it could be seen, though it does have fuzzy-felt mind of its own and tried to flatten me at the end of the day when I was at my weakest, by collapsing on me as I took it apart. I was also lucky to be near Hilary and Ben so I had someone to chat to and pull faces at. We all had a good time but it was certainly tiring and once I got home I couldn't move. At the moment I feel as though I can't ever look at tricksy hanging hooks, bubble wrap and cello bags again, but I have to because.....

.....this Friday I will be doing it all over again at the Priory House Craft Fayre, Grove House, Dunstable! I shall be setting up my stall (cute Christmas cards included) on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, from 10am to 4pm:
Priory House is hosting it's first Craft Fayre, making it the perfect place for your Christmas Shopping. Having trouble finding the ideal item for that hard to buy for person? Join a host of local artists and craftsman as they display a collection of crafts that will prove irresistible. Crafts will include Pyrography, Wood Turning, Glassware, Art work and more. The Fayre will be open from 10.00 to 4.00pm Friday 9 December and Saturday 10 December, some of the crafts will be on display for one day only so be sure to visit.

For added incentive Saturday 10 December is also the day of the Priory House Christmas Cracker. Spend a day of festive fun with the team at Priory House.

For more information please contact Priory House on 01582 890270 or email prioryhouse@dunstable.gov.uk
My poor muscles are protesting, but I'm sure it will be a great couple of days. So if any of you at St Albans are regretting not buying a print, mini-original or cute mouse cards, you know where to find me!

Photos © Sue Wookey

1 comment:

Teresa N said...

glad to hear it went so well at St Albans, Sue, and good luck for The Priory!!