Thank you to everyone who came to the Open Studios. I hope you enjoyed it! We did well as a studio group, making sales from our exhibition downstairs, and selling lots of the ceramic Christmas decorations that we had made during one of our group artists’ evenings. As promised, I had my new paintings on display, and was encouraged by the amount of interest that people showed. Making work is rewarding, but being able to discuss it with other people is even more rewarding. Many of my visitors saw their own childhood photos in my paintings, and quite a few people commented that the lack of face makes them more universal. More paintings soon – I’m experimenting with a change in scale – you can just about see a sneak preview to the left of the photograph below (beside ‘Nets’).