There is so much happening at the moment - some good, some distinctly difficult. Lets get the 'not so good' out of the way first....
~Our car....is dying a death. We have already taken it to a garage who refuse to touch it with a barge-pole as there is a huge risk that the repairs that need to be done, could cause it to be broken and broken for good, with no hope of recovery. We are taking it to another garage tomorrow in the hope that they can patch it up so that we can just run it for a wee while until it dies completely.
~Bottom line - we have no means to buy another one - which will have a huge impact on my work - both workshops (out of town - I have already had to cancel this weeks session) and for all the craft fairs I am set to do and those I am hoping to participate in the future. It may also impact on a job which I have been recommended for and was hoping to get news on soon - again it is an hours drive away (once a week) but a brilliant opportunity and it would be sad if it was a transport issue that prevented me from having the opportunity to take on the challenge.
Sorry for the doom and gloom.....
~ (or the silver lining). We were supposed to be going away and staying with family this weekend (of course this is also part of the cloud up above - I am so disappointed we have had to cancel this) but it does mean that I am now doing a small craft fair this Sunday with a war time 'make do and mend' theme with lots of tea and cake. It is 5 minutes around the corner to at least transport is not an issue!
~My dad and step-mum are coming to visit for a couple of days next week - having family around is always good although all too infrequent since we are actually living in different countries! (England and Scotland)
~I have been accepted to take part in a really exciting Open Arts event in 2 weeks time. Lady Bay Arts Event is apparently a hugely popular local event (I have not had the pleasure of attending before but I am hopeful!). With gardens and art venues open to the public, I shall be based in a local school with an opportunity to display my art as well as a stall selling my wares. I am very excited!
~I have also just heard that I have been accepted for Flare Christmas Crafts Event (2 dates) in the beautiful city of York in November and December.
~Other imminent events include this craft fair in Derby on the 5th July and this Arts trail on the 6th (one of the venues for this is my very own front room!)
So I am to be a very busy girl for the next few weeks!!!! Needless to say I will not be listing in either of my etsy shops very much although I am going to do a small update in my Art shop next Wednesday - a couple of originals and more dolls.
I am just trying to think postive thoughts regarding the car, and that if it can't be fixed then a solution will present itself.
PS the above photo which I love, was also taken on my birthday day out a couple of weeks ago.