This weekend sees the start of Cambridge Open Studios 2008, the guide this year lists 169 studios which you can visit for free over the next four weekends. My studio will be open on weekends 2 and 3, that's 12/13th and 19/20th July (number 160 in the guide and on the web site) so as well as doing some dusting and hanging pictures I hope to visit some of the other studios this Saturday or Sunday.
The room next to my studio will become a mini gallery for a fortnight, I've already started to tidy up and hang pictures. Here are three digital illustrations of some of my favourite vegetables from the garden, they are printed on 100% cotton, acid free, fine art paper, and I'm really pleased with the results from my new inkjet printer. However, most of my pictures are hand-printed limited edition block prints, the landscape above the mantlepiece is a woodcut printed on Japanese paper and is inspired by memories of the dramatic seaweed covered rocks on Eriskay in the Western Isles.
There's a feeling of anticipation with a tinge of panic preceding opening your studio to the public – so good luck everyone taking part this year!
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