It’s nice to get out in the fresh air, when the sun is (kind of) out and it’s not freezing and wet. Last weekend we took a circular walk near the village of Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The fields were full of bright yellow rape and everything was green and lush, which resulted in some great photos.
I’ve scheduled this post because, no doubt, I will be running around like a headless chicken on Friday. I’ll be getting ready for the Artists and Makers Fair at Waddesdon Plant Centre which takes place over the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 May 2013. I always leave getting ready to the last minute, but have written this in advance so must be doing something right this time.
This weekend I took advantage of all the great local artist’s studios open to the public as part of Bucks Open Studios. The event has been running for over two decades and is a great celebration of the counties art and crafts. A local tour of just some of the listed events enabled me to see some fantastic artists and crafts people (including some of my old art teachers!). Our first stop was at the Clare Foundation building in Saunderton, which I recommend due to the sheer quantity (and quality) of the artists work on show, and then we took a stroll around Haddenham and stopped in lots of little studios and exhibition spaces.
There are hundreds of people to see, but here are a few of my favourites:
Really interesting work focusing on collected things, absence and memory. A bit conceptual and different, we bought a little cast of a rooks skull while we there.
Fantastic pieces of jewellery, silver work and enamel as well as beautiful wooded boxes – would like it all please!
Striking, modern landscapes and seascapes that you can stare at for hours.
Wonderful paintings and drawings by an extremely talented artist.
Passionate and knowledgeable artist producing inventive artist’s books, prints and cards.
If you are local to the area you may have noticed all the bright yellow signs that have popped up all over the place. Follow them, you may sometimes feel like you are about to walk into someone’s house but don’t worry – there are hidden gems to be found! The open studios run until 24 June so there is still time to get out there and explore.