Hello! Something nice happened today. I received a parcel of some jewellery I bought from Emma Mitchell of blog Silver Pebble, (for someone who shall not be named incase they read this). Emma had read my previous blog post about Winifred Nicholson, and in the parcel she added a postcard of one of Winifred Nicholson's paintings! Is that not the most wonderful gesture, there's something very well observed and sensitive about that gift, apart from it being generous, because I suspect that the card is one of Emma's treasured postcards.
It's not the first time I have bought jewellery from Emma as a gift. Each gift I've bought has been a tremendous hit with the recipient, and so I keep on returning to Emma's etsy shop to buy more. Emma's jewellery is gaining ever increasing popularity and the word is spreading about her work, she had an entry in Kirstie Allsopp's latest book "Craft", and she was invited to sell her work at the Selvedge Christmas Fair, which is a seriously good thing to have been included in. Emma Mitchell Designs has a website here.
And now I have some news about me to share with you!
I entered three sculptures into the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition this year, and all three were accepted!
And THEN, I received this email:
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2012
Mansfield Park Gallery & Art Hire Prize
On behalf of the President and Council of the Society of Scottish Artists, I am delighted to inform you that you have been awarded Mansfield Park Gallery & Art Hire Prize for your artwork: Cloud Music
The Award is £250 Framing and a Solo Exhibition.
Prizes will be presented to you informally at the Private View on Friday 3rd February, between 5-9pm by the SSA President, Louise Ritchie.
Congratulations and best wishes,
Administrator, Society Of Scottish Artists
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (These are my exclamation marks!)
So Hugo and I are off to the Private View tonight.
Would you like to see the pieces I have in the exhibition?
And how do I feel about this extraordinary turn of events? Amazed! Happy and astounded. And a little speechless. Truly.
P.S. The exhibition, which is held in the Royal Scottish Academy on Princes Street, near Waverly Station in Edinburgh, is on from Saturday 4th February till Thursday 1st March.
Soceity of Scottish Artists website is here: www.s-s-a.org