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!
Well as my last blog hinted at, I spent the bank holiday weekend down where I grew up in Sussex. Whilst there I roamed the vintage shops of old town Hastings and drove along the coast to check out the De La Warr Pavilion’s Ladybird Books Exhibition.
The first thing that got me excited was the wonderful Art Deco building!! I feel a new print coming on….
The exhibition was a wonderful show case of the beautiful paintings created for the ladybird books. The amount of work that goes into one tiny book is just fantastic!
What i found quite interesting was how the size of the ladybird book came about. As paper supplies were limited during the war, publishers strived to print one book out of one sheet of paper – and so the size of the ladybird book was defined!
It really struck me how unique these books are. Not only do children find them engaging, interesting and easy to learn from, adults find them beautiful and nostalgic. A Timeless collection that myself and my boyfriend add to continuously and hope to read to our children one day.
But most importantly I was beyond inspired! so keep an eye out for lots of new things coming soon….!