My time has been taken up with planning and preparing for Art in the Pen in Skipton Auction Mart.

There are 200 pens, decorated as mini galleries and the place is alive with jolly noise and lots of visitors. Of course all the artists also manage to catch up with other exhibitors and it is great to be a part of such a major event, now in its 14th year.

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I was there with my fellow book artists, Joan Newall and Elizabeth Shorrock as PagePaperStitch.

I find that I measure events in the number of ‘good conversations’ that I have both with the visitors and with fellow exhibitors hearing all their news since we last met. This year was a good year and it’s always lovely to hear from people where my books are and how they are being enjoyed.

Everything is now packed away and I have cleaned and polished the studio, so I’m ready to continue my explorations into collections and unpicked seams.

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The top of my paper chest has little piles on it with the uncompleted and planned books which i did just prior to the event at the week end. I have no other event planned so I can explore, experiment and play to my own time scale.