Monday, 16 June 2008

Art and Garden 2008

To make up for a week of the same thing on my blog there are a lot of pictures in this post.
(If you click on the picture it will take you to flickr where you can click ‘All sizes’ for a closer look.)
Despite what the weather man said we had a lovely weekend at ‘Art and Garden 2008’
Saturday was cool and the breeze was a bit of a problem blowing things off the shelves.
My stall was a bit untidy, but very colourful I think. You might recognise a few things here!
There were a lot of spaces at the end of the event.

stall2

Here are my first visitors. Isn’t it a lovely photograph?

Blog visitors.
Jo reads this blog, (Hello Jo) and it was great to see a real live reader in the flesh!
We had a short shower in the afternoon but Sunday was sunny and quite warm.
Here are some pictures to try to convey the atmosphere.

The weather has been cold,so the garden is a bit behind but that gave us sight of things that have usually finished by June.
Flowerbed4

Flowerbed3


Its a magical garden with secret places and winding paths, and heavenly fragrance from a beautiful rose rambling over a folly

Garden walkway

Here’s a lily pad..

pond lilypads

And here’s the frog, on its way ...(its only a baby!)

Baby frog

A quiet corner for contemplation

quiet corner

Here are just a few of the many exhibitors.

Mary Campbell, collagraphs
Mary Campbell with beautiful Collagraphs of Religious Processions in Spain, and below, Margaret Evans Fisher who does Landscapes with textured edges.

Mary Evans Fisher

Mary Holden (who was my City and Guilds Tutor for Part I)with embroideries

Mary Holden Embroideries and paintings.

Janet Park Stefan with her Batik paintings, wearing one of my brooches!
JanetPark Stefan, Batik

There were ceramics dotted around the garden, by Jean Bideau,
Jean Bideau ceramic
Jean Bideau ceramics among the flowers

And all the time the sound of the river.
Scarey bridge
This young man was having a well earned break from his duties on the gate. The previous night he and his friend had a swim here!
Brave boy!
There were marquees all around the garden and some exhibitors were lucky enough to be in the conservatory which has a large platform over the river.
Conservatory platform over the river
Plant sales here:
plants stalls1
And tea and cakes with friends here.
On the lawn3
My other half (with the sun in his eyes-he does smile occasionally!) and our friend Barbara
On the lawn 1
Is that enough information?
I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend in June.

24 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Your booth looked great from what I can see.

Maureen said...

Your booth was lovely and it must have been a great weekend.

Robyn said...

Glad the weather wasn't too bad afterall. Beautiful photographs!

Julie said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, your embroidery is absolutely STUNNING... Your stall looks better than a sweet shop, so bright and colourful. I am so glad that I have found your blog, how wondefully inspiring. Can't wait to read and see more my fellow 'daisy' blogger..X

Sarah E. said...

Lordy, girl, I just LOVE your work! AND congrats on your article in F&S -- I'm so thrilled for you! Keep in touch...

Raggy Rat said...

wow lovely pics, thanks for sharing all those, whata super day
now i have an ambition to meet one of my blog readers :-)

cat xxx

silverpebble said...

What I wouldn't have given to visit that event - it looks wonderful. Such a beautiful setting along with all the lovely things to buy. Your stand looks beautiful. Hope you did well!

Suse said...

Your stall looks fabulous.

Lovely photos too!

hmsdesign said...

Jackie, your stall looks amazing - so many lovely things! I am glad the weather was good for you even though it meant I couldn't come (didn't rain at all here so son had to be ferried to and from cricket). The gardens look beautiful too! Hope you sold loads
Helen

sesga loves 1950s said...

Jackie your stall looks amazing I sounds like you had a great time thanks for sharing love from sesga xx

Hens teeth said...

I've been looking forward to these photos and I hav'nt been disappointed.

LingoVise Says... said...

Looks like an amazing spot for an art walk... nature and art, what could be better! I hope you had a splendid time and got lots of terrific exposure :)

**received my lovely today! it is indeed gorgeous - many thanks!!

konnykards ... Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

What a great event - your booth looks so interesting, with such gorgeous work.
The Love-in-a-Mist flower arrangement sounds beautiful. I'd love-to-have-seen-it!
Good to have found your blog, I'll be back to read more, Connie.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a beautiful place for an art market, I hope you did well with your sales. Your brooches are beautiful.

Gina said...

It looked like a fantastic weekend - what a lovely event. Your stall looked fabulous Jackie - very inviting! Hope it was a huge sucess for you.
Gina x

Victoria said...

It looks like the perfect weekend! Absolutely lovely! Wishing I lived nearby! And your booth looked great!

Margaret S said...

Hi Jackie, looks like you had a good weekend, tried to make it and surprise you but life got in the way, as it does. Keep up the good sewing!!!!!!! Margaret

liz said...

It looks like it was a great weekend. In answer to your question about greece, we are going to Elounda in Crete.
How do you make the time to make all those lovely things? Even when I don't go to work I don't seem to get anything done:)

Julie said...

Hi Jackie, I love your Daisy Chain idea!!!!!!!!!!! Gonna put it on my blog straight away and will be on the look out for more daisies. Thanks also for letting me know about the time zone setting. Have a lovely day.....X

Sara Lechner said...

You had the best way of spending a weekend!
I put a link to WWoofing in my blog!

MargaretR said...

I enjoyed that so much Jackie, it almost made me feel I'd been there. I'm sure it was a great day for you all in such a wonderful setting.

Daisy said...

Wow, what a lovely day for you and those little ceramic pixies are divine! I am so up for doing the "Daisy chain" and will get right onto it!

Pat said...

Hi! I am so glad you had a beautiful weekend selling your art. Everything looks just beautiful, including your booth and those of your friends. What a gorgeous setting! It worked out well after the threat of rain...sometimes things just seem to fall into place even as we worry. Looks like such FUN!!! Pat at birdnestontheground

Ravenhill said...

Oh, wow, thank you so much for sharing what looks like a fabulous weekend! Your stall is impressively beautiful and so full of lovely items displayed so prettily! I can just imagine they flew out! It must have been great to see people appreciating your work in person!
~Emily



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