Guess who I found myself walking and talking with from the car park? The lovely and unassuming Ann Rowley; winner of The Great British Sewing Bee. A very nice start to the day.
Ann couldn't have been more pleasant and she didn't even mind when I asked if I could take her picture. I snapped the shot in a hurry and the background of the NEC map is a bit unfortunate but it's still a beautiful picture of an inspirational lady.
Essentially, a day isn't enough to fully appreciate the all the exhibitions and peruse every stand. So, with no particular purchases in mind I decided to wander at random and be led by my eye.
Here's a small selection of what caught my attention. I only had my iphone with me so the photo's don't really do justice to the art.
I'm sorry I don't have artist credits for all the pieces, so please jump in if you know.
Loving Alicia Merrett. Check out her website.
|Alicia Merrett - loosely based on a Elizabethan map of London in 1572|
|More Alicia Merrett - this time an imaginary map called "The Night Road"|
|The work of the New Horizons Textile Group|
|Kaffe Fassett - we must stop meeting like this!|
|All calm and empty just before doors close.|
Part 2 tomorrow with the all important purchases!!!