Another very successful Wylye Valley art trail, with record numbers for us. Very busy bank holiday weekend, and all of the week was a steady flow of visitors. We even had people in searching for a crop circle nearby, telling us that our venue was on some sort of auspicious ley line that was very welcoming. We certainly had some good feedback, and intersting leads to seek out in the coming weeks.

Well I have so many people to thank. 
Firstly to Pearl, who is such a lovely lady, she has put up 
with us pestering her for the past 2 years, since the last 
art trail. Asking her if she had her new diary to book
 the dates for the next exhibition. 
I promise we will try not to pester her till 2019 
when we hope to do the next one!  

                   Pearl also insisted on baking us a big batch of cupcakes,
                   and you can see how gorgeous they were.
                   A big hit with everyone who came in for tea and cake 
                   in our little cafe,  including my 2 year old grandaughter

I must also thank my son for delivering and putting up the screens with my other half, 
and of course a really big thank you to 
for the loan of those screens. I do not know 
how I would have coped without them, so I 
really do appreciate that. 
Lots of people asked where they came from, and were they part of the village hall equipment? 

They also said that we had completely transformed the village hall with our display. 
We always have such good comments about how well our work compliments each other with its subject matter and colour. 


 Must thank my other half for spotting this 
display screen at a jumble sale a couple 
of months ago. I painted it white and put our information into it, and people were really 
interested in reading how Claire and I had met. 
It worked really well. 

                       Here are a few more images of our venue in Hindon's village hall. Such a pretty village, and our location at the end of the high street was a talking point with this view that you can see through Claire's glass poppies.

We also had work for sale by 2 guest artists who we may well have as part of a bigger group next time. Bronze resin animals and ceramics by Pippa Hill, and some interesting metalwork by malcolm.

We also held our usual free prize draw,  to win a glass panel from Claire, or the small signed numbered print in this image. 

    At the end of the exhibition we take everything down and pack it all away. 
    This was the worst day of the whole week weatherwise!
    We all got absolutely soaked. 
    We then draw the names from my partner's hat and notify the winners by email. 
    My doctor won first prize!, and a lady from Urchfont was second.