Owl and Monkey, a bricks and mortar shop in York, is run by a lovely couple called Helen and Matt, whom I met at BCTF. They were interested in having some of my cards in their shop, which was very exciting, and also mentioned they were running an open exhibition called 'Flourish'. Part of the York-wide 'Bloom' festival, they were celebrating plants and flowers and any work of any medium could be submitted. I entered my 'Terrarium' limited edition screen print.
I was thrilled when my piece was chosen for the exhibition and decided to go along to the opening night. As with most of my stockists I had never actually set foot in the shop so I was excited to get to see it in person. The shop itself was beautiful, a really cute and quirky little corner full of interesting treasures, gifts and cards! It was all decorated for the Bloom festival complete with lupin themed window display and lots of real plants (and some lovely fruity drinks!)
Seeing my piece on the walls surrounded by such amazing works of art was a brilliant feeling! The shop was so light and airy it was the perfect place for an exhibition.
I also managed to spot some of my greeting cards for sale in the shop which was exciting to see! It was such a lovely evening and the sun shone the whole time, a great event!