Last week I took this show to its final stop: Curiouser&Curiouser on Broughton Street. This small idea of postcard sized neighbourhood studies has somehow carried me through the passed ten months. This stand accompanied by 16 tiny friends, has visited four spaces, linking Bruntsfield to Stockbridge to Grassmarket to Broughton Street. In total I must have made around 60 sketches and paintings. As I look at the details, I can see improvement. And thank goodness for that.
Part of ‘Hello Neighbour’ is still visiting Hula Juice Bar in the Grassmarket. Find it here, at the bottom of Victoria Street.
Brochan Cafe on Marchmont Crescent is currently hosting these two large original watercolours, along with a selection of prints. This was one of those small pieces of magic life hands you, which started with “I have a friend opening a cafe. Want her details?” Thankfully, said friend was happy with my work and I have to say, it gels well with her colour scheme. Plus, she’s a vivacious, charming person and I rather like working with such lovely people.
Not everything has gone swimmingly. The VAS did not love me this year (rejected for RSA wall space, but I’ve already exhibited twice this year. Can’t win everything!). I also felt the cold shoulder of rejection for an art-related job I was keen on. But it’s fine. Life is a big room with countless doors. I’ll continue to try my luck to see which ones I can coax open and see what happens.