Having worked hard at my day job last week, I have some time off for good behaviour.
I have entered the artists' world that is Rye for a few days.
It is a colourful world.
I have had coffee, tea and lunch with my artist friends, and found time to inspect the Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition.
I liked what I found; a bright and breezy new space with its very own cone.
Everyone seems to agree that the new venue is a success. It feels light and airy, and has been hung beautifully.
I am in the 'subtle shades of grey and black' zone, artfully hung beneath a print by Fred Cuming RA.
In the colourful zone I particularly enjoyed the works of Matt Hardman on wood panels.
|Matt Hardman at Rye|
And downstairs small sketches from Dungeness by Denise Franklin.
It is a varied and inspiring exhibition, and there are lots of red dots already.
I have one, as does Fred.
Which made me so happy that I went straight up the hill to Rye and spent my 'winnings' on a new dress.