This time last year, we had a diary full of events to attend. Like everyone, when lockdown hit, we had to stop what we were doing, and cross all the events out of our diary.
Thankfully, we had already started discussions with a local web design company about a website, and moving our meetings with them to Zoom was the way forward. We are so grateful to W&B Digital & Design for designing this website, and their on-going help and support. We were then able to start selling on-line in a way we had not been able to do before, and this part of our business continues to grow.
So, as we are now (hopefully) weeks away from non-essential shops opening and being able to see our customers face to face again (behind masks!) what are we planning for 2021?
Well, we have dates booked in for The Pop Up Shop in Yarm, the first being Saturday 24 April, and other dates booked in there for the rest of the year. We will also be in a new venue, The Forge, in Norton, dates will be shared as soon as we can. Our friend Lisa from Wing & A Prayer in Coxhoe, is busy preparing to open a new larger shop shortly, and some of our artwork will be available directly from her.
We are now listed on The Tin Shed, a fantastic website full of amazing artwork from across the North East of England and are currently part of their Spring Art Fest.
Even though we have not been able to be out and about meeting you in person, we have been busy making plans! We are waiting to see if any of the other local events we would normally be part of will be able to take place, and as soon as we have more information we will share it on here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas of events or locations where you think we would fit in.
In the meantime, if you would like to order anything - we are able to do local deliveries again and we can post our Mounted Prints, Greetings Cards, Tote Bags, Notebooks and Original Canvases - so just contact us and we will do our very best to help you.