Friday, 24 April 2009

A coincidence

Today was my day to steward the Exhibition I am part of at Lytham Heritage Centre.
It was very quiet with only one visitor until about 11.15 so I decided to pop out to buy something I needed.
I was away about 20 minutes . When I got back the other lady on duty said there had been 9 people in and there were two waiting for me to get back.
Look who they were!



Maggie and Clive Grey!
They hadn't known the exhibition was on, and had just been visiting relatives in Lytham as they were on their way to Rheged near Penrith, for the Northwest Regional day of the Embroiderers' Guild, where Maggie is giving a talk, and for which I have a ticket.
They saw the sign outside and just popped in for look.
What an amazing coincidence.
That it was on my day to steward too!

Here I have to say that Lytham is MILES from where they live and quite a few miles from where they were headed so you will appreciate the slim chance of us meeting.

I had been out to buy a canvas for a piece, and visited a new Art Gallery in Lytham run by a man who had a huge piece of work for sale with a print of a fish on it,when I say a print of a fish I don't mean a drawing of a fish rendered in print..I mean fish as printblock!
And bird too.
I wondered what happened to the fish? If he'd done some potato prints he could have made a fish and chip supper. (After he washed the ink off)
Just a minute I'll go and find his card and then I can link to his website so you can see ................................................................................................................................................................
..............................................footsteps disappearing ........................................ .................................. ............. ......................................................................................................................................................................
.............................................................coming back ........................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................................................................
found it!
William Estlin Cummings

15 comments:

Threadspider said...

It is some coincidence and a great pleasure too! I checked out the link to William Estlin Cummings-I really like his work, printed with fish or otherwise.
The blog is looking good Jackie-I do like the new elements in the sidebar.

Julie said...

How fantastic! And wonderful to see Maggie and Clive. They look very happy in your pic. I shall have to go and have a look at Mr Cummings now, I did like the way you posted him :o)

Genie said...

Hi Jackie,
What a wonderful coincidence.Made your day i should think.
have a lovely weekend.

Kitty said...

What a lovely coincidence ... don't you just love it when life does stuff like that?! x

Heather said...

What a lovely surprise for you and a great photo of Maggie and Clive. Just going to check out the link for your fish block man! Hope your exhibition was/is a great success.

Kayla coo said...

I hope you are having a great exhibition Jackie, is it all textiles?
Wish I was closer so I could visit.x

Elizabeth said...

Just love these coincidences. They are little miracles too me. Thanks for the link. I'm gonna check it out.

Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth

Menopausal musing said...

Life can be wonderful can't it? Have a great weekend Jackie and obviously, great success with your exhibition. x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Jackie, yes I wish I lived nearer so I could see your work for real and "feel" it. I followed the link to Mr. Cummings work. It is unusual! I wonder did it smelly fishy at all? Sorry, if that's a rude question!

Have a great weekend, Carolyn

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lucky Girl! What a wonderful way to start the weekend....and a class with Maggie, too. Great picture of them.
Gyotaku is a very old Japanese art
Gyo = Fish Taku = Impression
I like the way he mixed it with his own printing.

Jackie said...

This is a reply to your comments that I couldn't click to reply to. especially Joei Rhode Island. Thanks for the information. Its nice to know.

Jude said...

How wonderful, I love unexpected visitors (except my mother, then I need months of preparation)
I hope the exhibition is going well

Mary said...

What a great coincidence! It's fun when stuff like that happens.

jennyflower said...

That's nice! A very warming little tale. xxx

Wabbit said...

How lovely for you! It's a great pic of them, I think. What a nice surprise. I desperately want to come to England to meet some of the wonderful embroiderers there and to take some workshops and learn more!

I love the little circle brooch. You should make more.

I've nearly worn out my fish print tee shirt that I bought a long time ago when I first moved to Colorado. They have rubber fish now that you can use for printing because obviously you cannot then eat the fish after coating the poor things with dye multiple times.



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