It is unlike me to make another 'blog' entry so soon, even when I often promise to do so.
This one is because I felt that I needed to, sooner rather than later.
A"blogger" [I follow] recently wrote that he felt that due to the lack of comments that he received, he often felt that he was just writing for himself. I know exactly how he feels.
Another, I remember saying he wouldn't write about his life as his 'blog' was just intended to record his working life as a Potter.
A more recent post by another potter/ weaver/ sculptor/ craftperson, stated
"Bloggers are the Best".
Maybe they are, but perhaps not all of the readers.
So what has the above got to do with what I am writing?
Well, what I have recently found that you never know who is checking or reading your 'blog'.
The chances are that they are certainly not 'bloggers' as I have just found out.
In my last entry I mentioned that I had some reasons to be sad and this was the reason I had forgotten to mention our latest exhibition.
Yes, my thoughts were elsewhere because I did have a reason to be a little sad.
Irene my wife and best friend had learned that she had cancer, of course like everyone the very
mention of "that" word has scared the crap out of us.
As a family we are still a little numb with shock, but are coming to terms with it and now feeling
positive, we know it will just be time before she is back to normal.
So writing the last post my thoughts were "anywhere and everywhere" and I would have liked to talk about how it had affected me, writing would have helped.
The realisation of how much this woman means to me.
The understanding of what she has given up just so that I can live the life of my choosing,
and the support that she gives me I had never really considered,
But I had decided like the "potter" to keep my real life private, as we all need somewhere to retreat,
Somewhere that is private and special.
But like the first "blogger" I didn't understand who reads what you write.
Several "artists" assumed that the "sad" news meant that the gallery was in trouble.
[After all I write of nothing but the gallery].
And of course, being the sensitive people that we all understand they are
Some have been demanding their "art" back before we closed!
To say that this shocked and saddened me would be something of an understatement.
But reflecting upon events perhaps it is good,
as they say "every cloud....................................."
Now at least we know exactly who are genuine artist friends are.
As a result we can move on to a nicer future with good people.
We did have our opening of the new exhibition, and it was a good day,
in every respect.
It had a really large turnout of "Karen" fans and supporters, which was no surprise.
Karen, Colin her husband and their baby were here
Sales were really good
But most importantly the atmosphere was a lot of fun and we felt surrounded by friends.
Which, is of course what most of the regular customers have become.
Those that I had told of our news were "rocks" and so very genuine in their concern and support.
The good day ended with us all going home feeling happy and looking forward to the future.
So above are just a couple of Karen's incredible ceramic wildlife sculptures.
She really is clever.
I intend to get pictures of others before they have all sold, but knowing myself only too well
I will probably get "side tracked" and talk of something else.
The three pictures at the top are the work of my latest discovery.
An incredibly talented woman, who we are exhibiting later in the year.
We "showcased" this piece at the weekend [as a tease] and the response was fantastic.
But before I talk more about her [and I really will]
I think my next post is more likely to be about an exhibition that we are holding at the end of June.
It could possibly be our biggest to date.
On a final note.
Think before you write, you may have more readers than you know of.
Not all of them genuine.