Hello! Not long to go now!
Have really been enjoying all your festive posts and pictures this week.
Some lovely news this week for me, my prints are now available to buy in a shop!
Yes a REAL shop!
If you have any idea how excited I am then you will know I have big smiles.
This is big news for me, and really one of the main reasons that words and pictures began.
Raindrops on Roses is a beautiful shop in town that opened end October in the lovely old part of town where the streets are a bit higgledy and the cobbles are a bit wobbly. It has 2 reasons for being:
1) 100 % of the profits go to support Herts Against Cancer, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of cancer and improving early detection.
2) To include and support the best of
local creative talent
So when I discovered this shop with a difference was opening I knew it was an opportunity I didn't want to miss. Using my pen and paper to hopefully raise some money for a very worthwhile cause. It really was this that kick-started me into printing up some of my designs.
When I finally had something to show them I was wobbling as much as the cobblestones as I approached the buyer, but was amazed at her positivity and support....and her order!
So my prints proudly sit alongside some wonderful pieces made locally (it is amazing how many creative people live under your nose (not literally) without you knowing any of them) and some gorgeous gifts you would be more used to finding in little Islington boutiques. The shop, 'apparently', is usually heaving.
Well since I made my delivery to them, I'm too nervous to go in!
A bit self-concious really.
So, am waiting for the day before Christmas, when I know it'll be packed in there with last minute shoppers and I can sneak in and a quick look around, un-noticed.
And only then will I really believe it!
I'll let you know how I get on!
Have a warm happy christmas everyone, relax enjoy and have fun x x