I found out I was pregnant shortly after this project began so despite my best intentions, I've found my focus gradually filtering away from my work to prepare for the baby.
After much consideration, I made the difficult decision to give up my lovely studio space with Navigator North that I was sharing with my sister, it really was a cool place to work but I'm determined not to take on too much for the first year of the baby. I was given some good advice from my mentor, that I should actually take maternity leave! I know that sounds like a perfectly normal thing to do, but as I'm working for myself, I find the lines between work and personal time can become very blurred.
I couldn't just stop creating altogether though, so I've taken over the summer house in my garden and renamed it The Sewing Room. My boyfriend has been building it for the past six years and I think he might have had different ideas for its use, but he's very understanding of my need to sew, and he loves me! I still have...
The final day of the festival was brilliant from start to finish.
I was generally feeling a bit more relaxed about the whole thing and my confidence had grown after receiving some really positive feedback from the day before. This was my first ever exhibition so I really didn't know what to expect, however people were just lovely and wanted to know all about everything!
We moved around the exhibition talking to the public, explaining what the Latest Edition Project is all about, their were a lot of people who were genuinely interested in our reasons for the exhibition and the messages we were trying to get across.
The feedback forms we were asking visitors to fill in gave an intriguing insight into their thoughts on the exhibition and all of the artists were getting amazing, well thought out responses from the public.
It was interesting to see how visitors were drawn to different sections of the room, showing how diverse each artists work is, yet all still managing to complement one anot...