I’ve been quiet whilst I’m sorting out things in the background, but now I’m back, and ready to tell you about the Guild of Erotic Artists event day on Sunday………….
Like the last auction there was a lot of diverse artwork on show and the event flowed nicely over the afternoon with plenty of bargains for anyone interested in them. The Guild Secretary was the ever eager auctioneer, ably assisted by the other two founder members who kept passing him the artwork for sale as the afternoon wore on……….
Iâ€™d taken a new visitor with me who found the whole set-up at Beaumont Hall quite fascinating, and after weâ€™d had deliciously tasty bacon butties and a mug of sweetened tea on arrival, it was time to chat with friends and I was delighted when Julie and her fella Russ came over to say hello. After that I found Chris to discuss pertinent points about art and finances and as ever he was most helpful, supportive and full of good business advice. The artist Richard was there too with his gently amusing observations on the days proceedings, and although he wasnâ€™t doing any actual body painting today he had photos to show me of his latest session that looked so lifelike as clothing the model went home totally naked but appeared to be discreetly dressed!
I was able to have a brief chat with Ken at the beginning of the proceedings, and we discussed how easy it is for people to come to Beaumont Hall Studios, especially lone women. The first time I went, I was on my own, and found it a little difficult to do, but everyone is friendly and pleasant that itâ€™s easy enough to make new friends if you so wish.
It was good to see Bob and Sandra again, he has been designated â€œMeeter and Greeterâ€ and I always enjoy his easy personality and banter.
The day brought the chance for new people to buy more art, and some more funds for the Guild but attendance figures were down on those expected.
At the end of the auction, Ken came over to tell me that a couple in the audience were very interested in my â€œfantasy fannyâ€ painting hanging on the wall and took me over to introduce me to them. It was actually the woman who was most interested, sheâ€™d seen it hanging on the wall and had loved the bright and vibrant colours of it. We went over to it as I explained about it being the ideal piece of art â€“ a portrait but not of your face, the ultimate conversation piece and private joke that no one would guess at unless you told them. She loved that idea and smiled delightfully at the thought. We discussed the ideas she had for having her own painting done, or maybe a joint â€œhis and hersâ€ along with her fella, either way I shall be happy to do a painting for her. I love it when people approach me to ask me for a commission and always enjoy discussing the details of it.
As ever it was a good networking day, everyone good natured and friendly, and my visit was made even more special by the fact that Silvee insisted I took home two large bouquets of flowers that she had taken for table decorations. How lovely!