I am pleased to say that I have been offered a venue for the Staithes Art and Heritage festival in September - this is becoming a very popular event with lots of artists taking over various houses and halls to show work, and this coupled with the magic of such a lovely place as Staithes, steeped in history, makes for a very enjoyable week-end (12th/13th). I have also been asked to put work in to 'Coast Gallery' at Burniston near Scarborough. So my first painting expeditions will be to gather work for that . The gallery has the most excellent and friendly tea room, which I can wholeheartedly recommend! My life is rather taken over at the moment with the conversion of my garage in to a studio. The photo shows the garage just before I stripped it out, then with new door. window and velux in the roof (north facing!) It's exciting, but as I am getting involved with as much work as I am able, rather tiring. I am missing being creative, but looking forward to finally having all my arty stuff organised instead of stacked in boxes in my dining room! I am planning to start with a few classes and workshops when I am sorted and hope this will be around the end of March/Early April. If you have anything in your creative ventures that needs some input, then let me know and if it is something I can help you with then we might be able to programme it in to a workshop. I am enjoying continuing to get to know the region, and have been out walking with the ramblers (very friendly group from Scarborough). Their walks are around 10 miles so it's keeping me fit!