Among all the mayhem, my poor blog has been a sorry victim. Even though it had so many things it wanted to tell you. It kept nudging me, reminding me to add some words and pictures to its pages. But in response, it just got a "Not Now, Bernard". I wonder if it is actually called Bernard? Bernard the Blog.
Anyway ... the first thing it wanted to tell you is that I will be at the Art Market in Holmfirth this weekend. I've only done the Art Market once before, but it was fantastic and I met some incredibly talented people there, including Tamsin Fazan and her multicolour lampshades. If I get a chance to look around this time, there are a few things on my must-see list, including Jonathan Wilkinson's new We Live Here prints, and his classic open editions like Roxy Disco which has almost legendary status in Sheffield – the print just as much as the club itself.
Battersea Power Station by We Live Here
Roxy Disco by We Live Here
Today Will Be Better Mirror by Vinegar & Brown Paper
These Are Mint sweet jar and The Cream Will Always Rise to the Top milk bottle by Vinegar & Brown Paper
I'm sensing there is a masculine edge to the things I've picked out. So to round up this apparent boy's craft club, my old friend James Green (he's not actually old) will be there too. He knows that I love this print, and that I pine after it constantly. Still, this post has given me the perfect excuse to talk about it again. Thank you Bernard for allowing me show it to everyone once more. It's so good, isn't it?
Whitby linocut by James Green
The Art Market is on this weekend in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, with a preview night on Saturday 3 November from 8pm-10pm, and 10am - 4pm on Sunday. Show Two is the weekend after, on Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November, same time and same place.