Gone are the canvases, gone is the art work and gone are the little framed pieces that took up so much wall space and served very little purpose except to showcase my work. And WOW! What a difference!
The Gallery from the left, with is rather startling Forest Fruits paint work. It became apparent once we removed the art, that the walls were just a little bit too insipid for mainly white or off-white goods...a little dramatic I thought when I bought the paint....but once the shelving was back in, I was over the moon with the look and feel of the place.
This is the Gallery from the right. Gone are the obstructive middle stands which held cards and prints as well as original pieces and with more wall space a chance to show off things more effectively......
There's a shelf for viewing my portfolio of designs, concertina books and a few Wedding cards.
Next to that stands a shelf for Wedding Favours, table number cards and other associated ephemera
Then there's a shelf full of leaflets from other local Wedding suppliers, Wedding Albums and guest books that I make to order.
The Baby section looks far more comfortable in it's own little place and available items can be more easily seen.
There's also a shelf, for items called 'It's all about LOVE!' Love hearts, books and other hearty, lovey-dovey kind of things.... this section will grow as the weeks pass by...I've lots of ideas here! Oh, and this picture was inserted in the blog post prior to me writing it....and it's a pain to try and change is....so this one is BEFORE the wall paining .
The lack of contrast behind the word LOVE was noted AFTER I took this picture and one of the main reasons it became apparent the walls had to go!
And of course....this blog post would not be complete without mentioning my wonderful 'other half' (aka - Steve Smith) Kiln fired, dichroic, glass jewellery..... which make ideal presents for lovely ladies....they also make great, affordable bridesmaid gifts too!
Oh.....and he's just made something for the men too
And of course there's still a full wall of concertina cards, little
books, fairy doors and all sorts of other goodies!