|House Through The Trees on a Stormy Day is a picture I'm varnishing in preparation for open studios.|
If you've ever opened your home up for the joyous event that is Open Studios you will know what I mean.
So I'm going to share with you three last minute things that worked in previous years for me.
- Hide any work that is not worthy of you, or better still chuck it out ! I cannot emphasise this one enough. If you leave in something you don't like each time any one looks at it you will cringe. You know what I mean, the nearly-worked-out-alright watercolour with the splodge that might not get noticed, the dodgily framed painting that's nearly ok. No one will love it if you, the artist, hate it. Bin it !
- Smell your house. I hope you don't mind if I'm getting personal here. Aim for cleanliness, flowers, that sort of thing, or it could be oil paint and varnish, just not last night's dinner.
- Make sure you've got change and a receipt book. Because yes. People are going to buy stuff.
Above all enjoy it. You know you want to.