|Heart of Africa|
There was a group of elderly ladies, all walking frames and blue rinses, on a day trip who were oohing and aahing over it and I really thought it might go. However the youngest of the group, the daughter of one of the elderly ladies was much more attracted to my 'Unbreakable Bond' drawing.
After quite a bit of discussion they eventually toddled off to get some lunch but to my surprise this little old lady held back until the others were gone before virtually sprinting over to me in a cloud of lavender scent, waving her bank card in one hand and walking stick in the other. She bought it as a present for her daughter, telling me to keep it until they were on their way home so that she could surprise her with it.
It was lovely to witness the eventual presentation and I know that drawing has gone to a good home.
Another one I've had for several years now, finally got sold. 'Tough Guys' was a drawing of two Suffolk Punch heavy horses that I'd created especially for a little show I did a the Hollsley Bay stud farm but which I seemed to be stuck with.
Several other pieces went but it seemed to be mainly lower priced items that were most popular. I have quite a large selection of small 7 x 5 prints which I mount and wrap and they sold like hot cakes. All in all it was well worth the trouble and expense of having the exhibition, and Snape continues to be a really good venue. One thing I always enjoy at exhibitions is meeting friends who I don't often see or actually for the first time if they are Facebook 'friends'. Several of them came in which was nice and helped to keep me sane. I'll be back there in the Autumn and have already booked for 2014 too.