Monday, 20 June 2011

The Pattern of Life

What a weekend! It was a delight to welcome people into our home for this year's Artists at Home. Despite the weather on Friday and Saturday, somewhat drier Sunday, we had an excellent turnout.
On display were 26 of Jonathan's wood engravings, some gorgeous silkscreen prints made form enlargements of his engravings and lots of Starch Green products. We had well over 120 visitors.

We even sold a few Christmas cards to a few of our more organised customers! Jonathan was demonstrating printing in the shed on Sunday with people printing their own Father's day bookmarks - D for Dog and Dad.
What I enjoyed most was the way all the family helped out and made the occasion seem so relaxed and warm. I really felt it was a great example of our philosophy 'the pattern of life.' We made bread Saturday morning before we opened, slipped in baking a beautifully decorated (by Tansy) cake on Saturday afternoon and drank copious quantities of delightful Starch Green tea (a blend of First Flush darjeeling, rose, elderflower and cornflower).
The honeysuckle even obliged by coming out in a riot of sweetly scented blooms.