The last time I blogged I was at the end of my documenting exhibition and here I am now just over three weeks until the first of the two main exhibitions. Where has the time gone?

Perhaps I was enjoying the sun lounging on the beach or spending time with family and friends? Chance would be a fine thing. I’ve been inundated with all the admin that needs to be done on a project like this. Sorting out publicity, technical details to do with the exhibition, writing and getting the documentary book ready to print (a big thank you to my project manager Julie for doing the artwork and technical stuff), and all those other little things that soon add up to days lost from the schedule.

I would like to say the work is coming on fine. Well, it is, but only in my head! As the exhibition draws nearer and all those admin jobs get ticked off I do see a time very soon that I can start making.

On a positive side, I’ve found a late runner for the President of the United States of America lurking in my studio! ;-)


I had hoped to blog every day leading up to, and during the exhibition openings this week, but as I’ve found out with everything to do with this project it is very tiring.

The exhibition looks great. That’s not just me being big headed, visitors have told me that throughout. The preview went really well with good conversations and comments – quality over quantity.

This last week I have been working in the gallery on sample pieces. Due to all the meetings, emails, planning, etc, this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and start concentrating on the artworks. My wall planner is above my desk and I keep looking at it and starting to worry that the first ‘proper’ exhibition is only 7 weeks away. In that time I’ve got to produce all the pieces to show, write the accompanying book ready to print, finalise the workshops and there was one more thing… ah yes, sleep. But then us artists are very good at working right up to the deadline.

The exhibition at Art Space Portsmouth finishes tomorrow (Friday 4th March).