SerenArts have been doing graphic design work with France Today and French Entrée magazines for some time now. We work closely with the advertising department creating their print and online content. One of the slightly less taxing jobs is the private sales advertisements, where people are usually selling a property in France. They are, however, the ones that can often get you dreaming…
The idea was that our son and his fiancé went away on their holidays for a week while we baby sit our furry grandchild!! We thought (rather naively) that we would have Bailey in the gallery with us during the day… what could go wrong?… he’s adorable! He’ll be a great selling gimmick, we thought!
Well, that plan lasted all of an hour before there had to be a rapid change of plan and Serena would paint at home with her ‘little helper’! Cute as he is, at 8 months old he was just a tad too boisterous for our little gallery space. Much happier at home…
Things will be back to normal next week as Bailey heads back home. We will certainly miss the wee man!
OK… I’m going to own up… I took the mickey out of Serena for offering free keyrings promoting the gallery to gain followers on her Instagram account. I said she was buying friends! Now I feel guilty and want to help, so thought I would promote her wonderful work on our blog as well!
So, if you wouldn’t mind following serenapughartist on instagram it will hopefully get me off the hook!
On my morning walk today I saw a mother swan and her six signets grazing on the grass behind the Tithebarn Workshops, so I quickly phoned Serena to go and have a look. The next thing I know I get a rather panicked phone call from her saying they were following her back into the garden of the Workshops! I think word might have got around in the bird world that Serena feeds them every morning!
We now have the family all fed and watered and fast asleep outside the gallery! So please try and keep the noise down if you’re coming the Tithebarn Workshops today!! We don’t want to wake the kids!
On my morning walk today I came across the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival getting their stall set up in Westbury Gardens…
What a lovely weekend to have a wander around Bradford and the surrounding area. I went to their website and discovered that all their organised walks appear to be fully booked… which is encouraging. You can still spend a lovely day walking around the area though, including the beautiful Tithe Barn and Barton Farm Country Park area. You can also pop in to the Workshops to have a look at what we have to offer down here.
Well, that was a disappointing start to the day. We got up extra early and came down to the gallery expecting a full on bun fight for parking spaces and…
The car boot sale planned for Victory Field has been called off. You are all still more than welcome to come down to Barton Farm to visit the Tithebarn Workshops, but please don’t bring a boot full of your loft stuff!
There is going to be quite a busy time over the weekends down here, so why not pop the following dates in your diary:
Sunday 27th June – Car Boot Sale Sunday 4th July – Car Boot Sale Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July – Bradford on Avon Food Festival Sunday 25th July – Car Boot Sale Sunday 1st Aug – Car Boot Sale Sunday 8th Aug – Car Boot Sale
More information about the the upcoming events is available on the Explore BOA website.
To all the people who follow SerenArts Gallery on social media I would like to apologise for any unwanted invites and promotional stuff you may have received today. You will probably be aware that I always use our Blog to communicate via the various platforms, as they are all linked to this. I am ashamed to admit that I went on to our Facebook page and started prodding buttons I had no business touching!!! Promise not to tinker again!
We mentioned a few weeks back that he was on his way… well he’s landed… ‘Wait a Minnow‘ is on his plinth in Westbury Gardens, outside the Tourist Information Centre, to promote two Cotswold walking trails, which Bradford on Avon are now part of. The trails will be available online and via a smartphone App.
There will be some more smaller kingfishers coming to the Shambles this week as well, so hopefully it will all bring a little cheer and some visitors to the Town.
As a little nod to these events Serena has painted a small 6″ square acrylic on canvas: ‘Watching’…