This post is a ode to one of the best weekends of my life to date and one of the most awkward weekends of my life!
Not only did I raise money from doing something I love for something I love just as equally but had a reminder of what life is about after spending a morning at the seawatch hide in the company of some of my favourite people watching arctic waders dripping in off the sea!
To my complete shock I raised £180 for Spurn Bird Observatory Trust having auctioned off a handful of my work alongside some cracking surprise pieces by Anthony Disley of a Red-Flanked Bluetail and a Pallas's Warbler.
I would just like to thanks ever so much to everybody for allowing me to take part, allowing my work to be auctioned alongside such accomplished bird artists and for everyone who parted with their hard earned cash to purchase my work
However I must mention I would rather not be there the next time any of my work is auctioned and my name is called out. I find it far to embarrassing and painful when people wan't to spend money on something I love doing and would continue to do irrespective of an monetary incentive
I ended up purchasing the Chiffchaff by Alan Harris (uploaded on previous post)to add to my ever increasing small collection of bird art and am over the moon!
The art I auctioned off will be uploaded asap including the finished piece entitled 'Riders of the Storm' conveying swifts passing south over the narrows at Spurn. I can assure that it won't be the last swift piece I will post on my blog given the number of people that want a similar kind of piece of work doing....wahoo, they are a pleasure to draw!