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I’ve had a really successful couple of days drawing. Following a great chat with Rosamond, I have relaxed a little and am just allowing the marks to come. I’m no longer ‘forcing the issue’ at it were and I am excited by the results.

I’m not ashamed to say I am a confidence person and often I just need a little bit of reassurance that I am heading in the right direction. It’s strange because I’d consider myself an excellent networker, but when it comes to my drawings I am incredibly sensitive. Just a few words of encouragement tend to go a long way!

After a funny old week, I got all the encouragement I need last night when I attended the Ludlow Open 2012 opening. I met some wonderful artists making incredible work, including Lisa Snook, Justine Cook and Debbie Locke. I also had a great chat with the show’s curator Jo King who has done a superb job of pulling the show together. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next.

Topping off a lovely evening, I also sold one of my pieces to a collector. As I mentioned in a previous post, it is a strange feeling letting go of my drawings. However, the £250 will definitely help with my studio rent/National Insurance payments/materials costs this month!