Children of Mab opening night

Photographs in the Children of Mab exhibition

Some of my photographs in the Children of Mab exhibition

I’m delighted to say that the Opening Party for my Children of Mab exhibition at Treadwell’s Bookshop went very well, and seemed to be enjoyed by all - thank you to everyone who managed to get there.

I’d also like to reiterate my thanks to Christina and the entire team at Treadwell’s for arranging and organising such a great first night, and working late to staff the shop and the exhibition party.

It was really good to talk with so many people about my work, both old friends and new faces - including an unplanned recording of a short interview with a journalist for a Wiltshire radio station!

The exhibition re-opens on Thursday, so if you didn’t manage to get to see it this weekend because of the train strikes or the very high temperatures over this last weekend then I hope you will be able to visit the exhibition later this week in the following two weeks.

Which is a cue for a reminder of the opening dates and times:

The inevitable (for me) post-big-occasion emotional crash and slump hit on Sunday evening and continues today. I’ve seen this called the let-down effect, post-event let down, post-project depression (PPD), or post-adrenaline blues.

Whatever term you want to use, apparently the physiological cause is the sudden withdrawal of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that have been building up during the frantic planning and organising leading up to the event.

The cure, so the internet tells me, is simply time, although selling a few large pieces of work would probably help just a little.

Once the stress hormones are back to normal levels, though, then I shall return to working on some new art.

Drawings in the Children of Mab exhibition