May 19, 2024


Clothes that smile

Severn Sisters - A True Community! — Anna Fine Jewellery

Severn Sisters – A True Community! — Anna Fine Jewellery

I have created a pair of blogs around the last handful of months that I did not basically publish. I’m not sure why, but I’m heading to just go with the strategy that if I thought they have been any great, I’d have concluded creating and released them!

Right now though, I do really have some thing truly worth crafting about. It’s a tale of true community and collaboration, of nuts thoughts, difficult work and lots of love…

About this time last yr (wow! It was that very long ago, I just looked it up!!) I was asked to be aspect of a team exhibition of artists that were possibly inspired by or labored along with the river Severn. I just about explained no, as I normally noticed to be absolutely snowed under with commissions and never ever get any time to make just about anything other than that.

I did not say no though…I made a decision to commit to performing a thing, that experienced turn out to be just a minor outside my consolation zone. I joined the Severn Sisters and we put on our 1st exhibition at 7Q Gallery in Chepstow.

The exhibition looked fantastic and pretty fantastic revenue were created, but I want to convey to you about our “second” event….Open House……

It was all the courageous notion of Annie Brennan, who we have now all named our “mother superior”. An strategy centered all around related exhibitions that she’d visited/read of in city centres – all of the “sisters” placing on an exhibition above a weekend, in her house. So, immediately after some meetings, some treats and a number of beverages, with no advertising and marketing budget and no strategy if anybody would come, we made the decision to go for it!

Well… I assume the only words and phrases to describe this earlier weekend are resounding achievements!! There were 13 of us associated all with each other, and only by some social media sharing and a bit of leaflet printing on our property printers, individuals did obtain out at about it – hundreds of people in reality! It just goes to display that if you put your mind to it, and give your extremely best energy, anything is feasible!

For me though, the genuine achievement has been locating this amazing team of gals (and a single token person of study course) that have just been so supportive to just about every other all over the organisation and the precise function. About the earlier several weeks, but especially in the course of the Open up Dwelling by itself, we chatted about so lots of matters and shared so a lot of laughs. Theres naturally been hugs, but to be honest, it feels like the Severn Sisters are just one particular big frequent hug. The way that the team just gelled was naturally noticed by our readers as 1 of them believed that we all lived and labored collectively in Annie’s property!

We’re all diverse ages, from various spots and backgrounds and have different sights, likes and dislikes, and that’s completely okay. I truly feel so privileged to have been asked to be aspect of this astounding minor local community and I just cannot wait to start imagining about what we do upcoming!