In recent years I have been a regular visitor to the Art Trail but this year was my first as a participating artist. I shared a venue with textile designer/maker Kathryn Pettitt and painter and ceramicist Paula Hamilton with Kathryn kindly transforming her house and beautiful garden in Knowle into Venue No 7 on the Art Trail.
|Kathryn's girl cave studio at the bottom of the garden|
We had some lovely weather over the two days which enabled us to display our work in the garden unlike last year when rain stopped play causing the gazebo to collapse in a soggy heap.
|Molly guarding our precious artworks|
Copious quantities of tea and coffee were served to our many visitors along with home made chocolate brownies and cookies baked by Paula and myself. Kathryn's two dogs Buster and Molly, and Paula's dog Ellie moseyed about the garden charming our visitors as did Mike, Kathryn's lovely chatty husband who kept everyone entertained but who also lent a hand with the washing up and keeping the cuppas, cakes and cookies coming. (I have to say though Mike, I can still only score you 4 out of 10 for your coffee).
|Paula doing battle with her easel|
|Paula's family of ceramic birds|
|Kathryn's mosaic dog (from her Sustaining the Person Within exhibition)|
|Kathryn's woolly cat (from Sustaining The Person Within exhibition) in front of the Lilliput House - lucky hens!|
|Kathryn's cat looking a bit wound up|
|Kathryn's textile artworks|
|Paula in the Conservatory with the Dagger|
|Jacqui in the Dining Room with the Sewing Machine|