So it's just over 3 weeks now until the Anglesey open studios. With more than 50 Anglesey Artists taking part all over the Island from Holyhead to Beaumaris, Llangoed to Menai Bridge, artists and makers will be taking part.
For me, this is my second open studio and I'm really looking forward to doing it a again although I'm slightly nervous as I do feel a little under prepared.
About a year ago, I agreed to put up a small exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn which will take pretty much all the work I have hanging in my studio so I feel a little under pressure to get some work printed, mounted and framed quickly.
So this week I've started some new work with Herring and Sardine. The herring is a new specimen for me and although it's not come from the Menai Strait, it has come from a local seafood retailer in nearby LLandudno. When all is said and done, it's native species to the United Kingdom.
I think it will make a great specimen for making my coastal art creations.
So today was my first day making prints from this fish but tomorrow I'll carry on. I usually start with single fish prints and then if all goes well tomorrow I'll make some multiple prints from it to. I need to do some larger pieces for the Oriel Ynys Môn they can't all be tiny!
The exhibition at the Oriel in Llangefni will take place from the end of March for a month. It's great in many ways that it coincides with Easter and the Open Studios but as this time, it does make me feel a little under pressure to get work made quickly.
So tomorrow I'll be back in the studio working away. Lets hope I get some good prints made and on time.