Since my last blog post quite a lot has happened which I will be telling you about in future posts as it becomes relevant (or not!).
One big thing that has happened is I have been given full membership of the Sussex Guild. The first year you are given membership on a probationary basis and then it is decided whether to give you full membership or not. My probationary year was extended as my stand was not deemed to be up to standard, this was told to me at the Michelham show, you can see what my stand looked like here. In that post you can also see my stand as it was at the next show at Pashley Manor
Anyway I digress, a little bit before the latest show at Hurstpierpoint I received an email out of the blue telling me that the selection committee had given me full membership. To say that I was shocked is an understatement. Something else that I did not realise is that you receive a certificate of membership. This was given to me at the Hurstpierpoint show, its even laminated!
As you can see in the photo above my stand is moving forward, I have a few more smaller pieces in my range including a few that are not shown here but I will show those to you in upcoming posts.
Hurstpierpoint was the last Guild show for me this year so now I can spend some time filling in the screw holes and repainting the boards so that next year I can hang the frames that I have then in a different way.
I think thats enough stand talking and good news for one post.