Dog Sitting!

serenarts gallery dog sitting

This is Bailey!

The idea was that our son and his fiancĂ© 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…

serenarts gallery dog sitting

Things will be back to normal next week as Bailey heads back home. We will certainly miss the wee man!

serenapughartist on instagram

serenapughartist on instagram

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!

Thank you very much.

Busy Morning at SerenArts Gallery

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!

serenarts gallery morning visitors

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!

Old Paintings of Bradford on Avon

I was going through my older files to free up some hard drive space… as you do!… and I came across a few images that we used on a project for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust some years ago…

We were involved in the setting up and printing of the book about the Barton Farm area by Margaret Dobson and Gareth Slater ‘Barton Farm – The Last Thousand Years’. I had no idea about the amount of history there was in the area our Workshop occupies. A very interesting project indeed…

Hope you enjoy looking at some of these great old paintings.

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival

On my morning walk today I came across the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival getting their stall set up in Westbury Gardens…

serenarts gallery _ bradford on avon walking festival

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.

Summer Lovin!

serenarts gallery - nightfilx in victory field

Well, that was a bit of fun! Victory Field played host to the Nightflix Cinema and its pop up gin tent for the weekend. Being so close, at the Tithebarn Workshops, were were treated to such classics as Grease, Dirty Dancing and the Greatest Showman… amongst others. Plenty of singing along! Someone up on the canal towpath was clearly loving it as well…

serenarts gallery - love on the tow path

This heart was just above Hens Orchard.

New Jewellery Stock

We have just placed an order for a whole new range of jewellery pieces to go alongside our successful collection of fashion jewellery… However, as yet, there are no pictures of it I’m afraid…

As soon as we get the images in I’ll be sharing them with you and we should get the new stock in the gallery by the middle of next week. There really are some lovely pieces to look forward to.

BOA Unlocked

serenarts gallery boa unlocked

Good luck to everyone down in Westbury Gardens today for BOA Unlocked. We hope the weather stays kind for you. We know how long you’ve been trying to get this event on. Fingers crossed and have fun.

If you’re in town to see the Natural Theatre Company and join in the ‘Unlocking’ then why not pop along to the Tithebarn Workshops afterwards?

On another note… it appears that the second attempt at Boot Sale in Victory Field has been cancelled due to the weather??? Come on Organisers… this is England!!