Sunday, November 29, 2015

Open Studio and Pas de Deux closing

Next weekend will be a big weekend - Barry and I are opening our studio 601mvr on Friday night and Saturday; and on Sunday Pas de Deux, Susan Bowers and my beautiful exhibition at Noosa Regional Gallery, will close.

They both feel momentous in a  way.

On Friday night (4 December) from 5pm - 7pm the studio will be open, and we will have wine and nibbles to share and celebrate. To celebrate art, to celebrate the closing of the year, and to share and celebrate life with friends.

We will be open again on Saturday (5 December) from 10am - 4pm.

We hope it will be a fun time - and also give folk an opportunity or two to buy some gifts for themselves or others.

Barry has been busy making jewellery (20% off!), bowls and ladles and I have been helping him with packaging - making lots of small page pouches for his earrings to be packed in when they are sold.

I have also been doing the labels for the ladles...

I have been making some small journals of my own, some watercolour-cover ones as well as these small timber covered ones; that are actually more like group cards.   You know when you go to buy people a really nice big card so that everyone attending can sign - or as as a reminder of everybody who was at an event?  This one has "congratulations" all along the bottom.

I will also have some smaller versions of my nurture books on sale - called "Nesting" they are smaller, and less detailed but still with the main elements of nests, feathers and calligraphy.

The closing of Pas de Deux on Sunday is also a moment of note. It has been a wonderful, wonderful opportunity. I have learned so much and we have both had remarkable feedback. Many people have been two or three times; taking people to see it, wanting to share it.  It has felt very much like a coming of age or graduation for me - to see my work hanging in such beautiful space, being enjoyed and admired. Very moving.

As it says here, you have until 6 December 2015 to see it! Thanks to all who have attended, told others about it, told me how it makes them feel and written their thoughts in the book. What a precious precious memory.


  1. congratulations Fiona, Susan & Barry!

  2. Thanks Mo - the show is certainly a highlight of the year - and the Open Studio a great way to finish up!


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