My partner Sam and I have been talking about working together for some time now, and what better opportunity than for the Castle Quay Weekender which is happening in our hometown of Bedford 18th/19th June. It's a 2 day free arts festival celebrating the town's cultural quarter, with live music, great food, children's theatre and dance, an art and craft market and much more.
June being the busiest time for Sam who works at a university, and me juggling 2 children, we thought it seemed a bit bonkers to take part but the reality is, we will always be too busy and there will never be enough time, so we thought why not take the plunge now and just go for it!
4 weeks to make as much stuff as we can - sounded long enough but really that's about 1-2 hours a day for me. I've been averaging about 4-5 hours sleep a night for the past 2 weeks and I'm tired and slightly delirious but it's been so much fun :D
Today Sam brought home the T-shirts he's been artworking and hand-printing based on my illustrations and we're really pleased with the results! It's a new way of working for me as it's about flat colour and simple shapes, but it fits my minimal working hours and space!
We're still making other things - not sure how much we'll get done in a week but fingers crossed we'll have enough things to fill our stall!!