I have created a pair of weblogs more than the very last handful of weeks that I did not in fact publish. I’m not positive why, but I’m likely to just go with the notion that if I considered they were any excellent, I’d have concluded producing and published them!
Today though, I do definitely have a thing worth crafting about. It’s a story of genuine neighborhood and collaboration, of ridiculous ideas, difficult perform and loads of love…
About this time final yr (wow! It was that extended ago, I just seemed it up!!) I was asked to be aspect of a team exhibition of artists that had been both influenced by or labored alongside the river Severn. I just about reported no, as I usually noticed to be absolutely snowed underneath with commissions and hardly ever get any time to make nearly anything other than that.
I didn’t say no though…I decided to commit to doing anything, that experienced turn into just a little outside my comfort zone. I joined the Severn Sisters and we place on our 1st exhibition at 7Q Gallery in Chepstow.
The exhibition appeared superb and very very good revenue were built, but I want to convey to you about our “second” event….Open House……
It was all the courageous plan of Annie Brennan, who we’ve now all named our “mother superior”. An strategy based all around similar exhibitions that she’d visited/listened to of in metropolis centres – all of the “sisters” putting on an exhibition over a weekend, in her house. So, immediately after some meetings, some snacks and a several beverages, with no promotion price range and no plan if anyone would come, we made a decision to go for it!
Well… I feel the only terms to explain this earlier weekend are resounding success!! There had been 13 of us involved all together, and just by some social media sharing and a bit of leaflet printing on our household printers, persons did locate out at about it – masses of men and women in actuality! It just goes to display that if you place your thoughts to it, and give your extremely finest effort and hard work, anything is probable!
For me though, the real good results has been discovering this wonderful team of ladies (and 1 token man of class) that have just been so supportive to each and every other through the organisation and the actual celebration. Above the earlier several months, but in particular all through the Open up Dwelling by itself, we chatted about so numerous points and shared so a lot of laughs. Theres definitely been hugs, but to be honest, it feels like the Severn Sisters are just a person big constant hug. The way that the team just gelled was definitely observed by our website visitors as one of them imagined that we all lived and labored collectively in Annie’s household!
We’re all distinct ages, from distinct spots and backgrounds and have unique sights, likes and dislikes, and which is certainly okay. I come to feel so privileged to have been requested to be section of this incredible minor group and I just can’t wait around to start pondering about what we do following!