Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Today my postman bought me some rather nice post. No bills at all (yahoo!). Instead, I got a cheque (double yahoo!) a lovely thank-you card for my event at for the Harrogate Children's Book Group (thank you Penny), and last, but far from least, a jiffy bag containing samples of the 5 little badges that Salford Gallery has designed for sale at my exhibition:
Aren't they lovely? There's something very cute and appealing about seeing my illustrations reduced down very small. There will be various postcards on sale too, as well as the books of course.
It's all getting very exciting now, as the 'curtain-up' is imminent. They are hanging the work this week, then next week, I am going over there for two days to give my input and help set up the extras for the show.
I will be painting the pattern and face onto the big climb-inside model of the anaconda that Dave Robinson is making, as well as painting the finishing touches onto the big ark. I am painting a fancy (but empty) frame directly onto the wall too: there will be children's drawing competitions running during the show and the winners will get their work pinned up in the frame.
For more details about the dates and location of the exhibition, see the gallery's website.