I really do. It was only bought home to me on Saturday when I visited Peterborough Artists' Open Studios' launch event in the city's Cathedral Square and realised I was not a part of it. The first time in ten years.
It was a bright blue day, the city was bustling and a sturdy tent on Cathedral square held a bunch of artists, all eager to talk about their work and open studios in general.
|And this is what it's all about!|
paintings by James Tovey.
Jerome Hunt - Oil painter. A bit like the early impressionists.
Liz Hunt - Fine art mixed media textiles.
James Tovey - Japanese inspired paintings, and his open studio includes a garden design theme.
Stacey-Ann Cole - Lyrical watercolours featuring Afro Caribbean women.
Mahemuda Arsalani - Otherwise known as Muni's mosaics, queen of the tesserae.
Josie Kelly-Gobuiwang - An artist with a bit of a dark streak.
Tony Nero - Full of vibrancy and passion with a Caribbean influence.
I shall visit loads of studios when it starts on the 27th of June, but I miss the build up, and although I have other projects underway being part of a group with a common aim for part of the year is something I shall miss.