Things have been mighty busy in the world that is Copeland Walker Art!
School holidays for me normally mean a couple of weeks procrastinating about all the things I've set my mind to do that never normally get ticked off the list during the year, you know the things I mean, boring stuff like decorating, gardening (the weeds love it here) and the never ending mountain of ironing and paperwork that appears from nowhere. Well I've (Deborah) not quite got around to actually doing much of that and poor Laura unfortunately is having to work.
On the plus side though, the past six weeks have been mega busy trying to build our wee arty empire. We've set up a website as you can gather from this blog, made our business official (got to keep the tax man happy) prepared lots of items for various events we have taken part in including the Dumfries Agricultural Show, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail ending with a trip to the lovely Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill, near Dumfries for the annual Galloway Country Fair on August 19th & 20th.
We've not had much chance to have any painting sessions together either which we like to do on a Sunday afternoon, this normally involves lots of chat, cups of tea or coffee (Laura has to drive here and it would be rude for me to indulge in my second love; Gin whilst she can't) whilst tuned into Smooth radio so we can sing to our hearts content!
Whilst we haven't achieved much with our canvas and paintbrushes we have had loads of Giclee prints run off by the lovely John at Small Print in Castle Douglas. I think we must be his most demanding customers and I don't mean because we sell mega quantities of prints but that we don't give him much time to deal with our orders and queries. He is very obliging though and we are most grateful for his patience with us. If nothing else we at least keep him entertained with our witty banter and nonsensical titles for our paintings.