Yesterday I met up with the divine Sabine to hand over the artwork for the Crawley WORDfest. There was a bit of getting lost involved as me and directions and maps, well, the relationship isn’t good. I end up getting stroppy. It doesn’t cooperate. One of us ends up in tears and it’s usually me.
I am happy to announce that once I did arrive at the rendezvous point, the artwork was received with delight. That is always a good sign. Scones were had, as was coffee. I then clamboured back into my motor then headed back into the city.
I know a few days ago I was a bit of a tease about the sentence I chose to stitch into the fabric. The piece is a night scene, Crawley high street, lamps lit and lights on. People have commented that my artwork looks ‘comforting’ and I think with the colours I chose and the quilt-like quality of the piece, ‘comforting’ is a word to describe this work as well. The sentence finishes it off beautifully: “Tell me a story about when you were younger.”
This piece will be auctioned off at the WORDfest event. The author of the book from which I chose the sentence will be presenting the work. How thrilling. I truly wish that I could make it down for this as I think it would be lovely to meet her and to be a part of all that energy and excitement.