I’ve created a couple of blogs above the past number of months that I didn’t essentially publish. I’m not certain why, but I’m likely to just go with the thought that if I thought they had been any good, I’d have finished composing and revealed them!
Now nevertheless, I do actually have one thing worth writing about. It’s a tale of actual group and collaboration, of nuts tips, difficult function and heaps of love…
About this time last yr (wow! It was that very long ago, I just appeared it up!!) I was questioned to be component of a team exhibition of artists that have been both influenced by or labored along with the river Severn. I practically explained no, as I normally seen to be completely snowed less than with commissions and never get any time to make anything at all other than that.
I didn’t say no though…I made the decision to commit to doing one thing, that experienced come to be just a little outside the house my convenience zone. I joined the Severn Sisters and we set on our first exhibition at 7Q Gallery in Chepstow.
The exhibition looked fantastic and pretty very good profits have been built, but I want to convey to you about our “second” event….Open up House……
It was all the courageous idea of Annie Brennan, who we’ve now all named our “mother superior”. An concept centered about related exhibitions that she’d visited/heard of in city centres – all of the “sisters” placing on an exhibition above a weekend, in her home. So, soon after some conferences, some treats and a few beverages, with no advertising and marketing spending budget and no thought if any person would appear, we resolved to go for it!
Well… I consider the only words to describe this previous weekend are resounding achievement!! There had been 13 of us included all jointly, and only by some social media sharing and a little bit of leaflet printing on our home printers, folks did uncover out at about it – hundreds of men and women in point! It just goes to show that if you put your brain to it, and give your really very best energy, everything is feasible!
For me while, the genuine achievement has been obtaining this amazing group of females (and one particular token gentleman of study course) that have just been so supportive to every other in the course of the organisation and the precise party. About the earlier few weeks, but especially during the Open up House itself, we chatted about so many things and shared so numerous laughs. Theres clearly been hugs, but to be honest, it feels like the Severn Sisters are just one large continual hug. The way that the team just gelled was of course found by our website visitors as a single of them believed that we all lived and labored collectively in Annie’s house!
We’re all diverse ages, from unique spots and backgrounds and have different views, likes and dislikes, and that’s certainly ok. I come to feel so privileged to have been asked to be portion of this amazing minimal neighborhood and I can’t wait around to start off wondering about what we do following!