Bags and Mugs
I’m getting ready for my next ARTSTUFF stall at St Leonard’s Summer Fete, on 9th July – as you probably remember I sell my greetings cards, and various other merchandise based on my paintings. And this time I’ve got two new items that I’m pleased with: cotton shopping bags, with nice long handles, and mugs.
Last year, for my stalls and Open Studios, I had jute bags with some of my dinghy painting designs printed on them; they were really nice, but I thought I’d go for something a bit different this time. These cotton bags would be easy to roll up and keep in a handbag – so useful when you forget to take a ‘proper’ bag with you, and you’ve just popped into the supermarket for one or two things which turn into six or seven . . . ! The two designs are Breezy Day at Aldeburgh, and Essex Field Path. I only have 3 of each design at present, but I’ll get more for Open Studios if they seem popular.
I had mugs made up for the first Open Studios I did, and last year several people asked me if I had them for sale again – but I didn’t! So I thought I’d better get some more done. I’ve had them made in three designs as you see, and they have the title of the painting round the other side. So, from the left, there is Essex Field Path II, Summer Afternoon on the Stour, and Dunwich Beach.
It’s good to have a bit of a try out of new stuff before Open Studios – and just to give you advance notice, if you’re in the area, this year I’m participating in Colchester and Tendring Open Studios over TWO weekends this year – 17th & 18th September, and 24th & 25th September – and I’d love to see you, so put it in your diary now!
Hope your week has got off to a good start. 🙂