A celebration …
Today I begin something I have wanted to do for a long time and a little dream has come true. Since I was a child I have wanted to become an artist, an author and have a cafe and or a bookshop. Other things overtook my dream but it seems now 50 years later it might come true. I have become an artist, a blogger and I am gathering material for a book.
However, from my dream comes the desire to exhibit and sell my work and join an artistic community. This part has been more difficult to fulfill; mainly because I lacked the confidence to show myself, let alone my work. So a little over a year ago I began to expose myself little by little and have become recognised a little locally. I have exhibited my work, sold some pieces and joined a local art group.
But then another exciting opportunity came up and this begins today. In the Reading is an art centre, where each month I meet friends to share our artistic journey. We organise workshops and organise regular community events. These have proved successful and now we have decided extend these meetings and to open the cafe to to passers by and make use of the exhibition space. One Saturday per month we can dedicate a time to exhibit and serve tea and coffee, with a hope that in time the the Rising Sun Arts Centre will become more inclusive and an exciting haunt for passers by and the local community not an exclusive and hidden place for select few.
So while it will not be my cafe it will be a delight to share my love for tea.