In May my boyfriend (Paul) and I went to Barmouth in Wales for our anniversary. We had a wonderful all be it rather windy time! Whilst there we stumbled across Pieces for Places. Being a moth to anything homeware or designer esk I fluttered in quickly racking up a long ‘to buy’ list from all their beautiful products.
I get really nervous approaching shop owners about wholesale or commissions but Paul gave me a reassuring nudge in the direction of Fred and I was greeted with a big friendly smile which put me right at ease!
After a lovely chat and look though my work Fred (1 brother of this 2 brother enterprise) seemed really keen but his brother Jack was the one I had to convince, so I left with Jack’s contact details and crossed my fingers!
After a few emails back and forth to my delight Jack ordered an exclusive print of Barmouth:
I set to work and captured the lovely view across the estuary incorporating the train bridge and quay. Jack was thrilled with it and promptly placed his stock order.
Are you a shop owner in a rather picturesque location and fancy a print for your shop? exclusive or non exclusive! There’s a whole load of options… drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Today the July issue of The Bedford Clanger was launched, and guess who’s on the front cover and featured inside…. me!? EEK!
The cover sees the launch of my NEW Bedford Embankment print. It captures the suspension footbridge at a different angle and in more detail to the original.
I’ve already had interest from people who want to hang both Embankment prints together and some also with the Bedford Park Print.
Hope you like the new addition to my Bedford range.?
We started off having a delicious breakfast at the Pavilion and checking up on the exhibition and restocking. Then headed down to the Kiosk to set up the stall for the afternoon.
What a buzzing fab atmosphere! The kite festival looked great, there were boat races going on and the kiosk was 3 years old!
Yet again I was totally overwhelmed with the amount of people who had come down just to say hi and buy a print. Sold out of my Embankment print (don’t worry! I’ve printed more!) and there’s only 2 left of the limited edition version!
The wind was a bit challenging! but everything survived unmarked! (just about!)
Thankyou to everyone who popped down, said hello, enjoyed the cake and fizz, tweeted and bought a print.
Bedford – you rule!
P.S. Look out for me on the front of the Clanger next month!
The power of social media never fails to amaze me! But yesterday the most astonishing thing happened.
I received an email from Katie who wanted me to do a print of the Suspension Bridge down on the Embankment in Bedford. She couldn’t afford to commission me, but was determined she wanted this print! So she went on Facebook and advertised the idea… After an astonishing response she came back to me with a list longer than my arm of people who also wanted to purchase this print and so I agreed to do the print for free.
As the demand was so high I got to it right away and today have barely stopped to breath! But the print is done! I’m super pleased with it and feels it sits alongside my Bedford Pavilion print perfectly.
I’ll pop up to the Pavilion tomorrow to display it there along with the rest of my exhibition, which is still up for 5 more weeks.