One of the best surprises when I opened my studio for SAOS in June was when a visitor in blue tinted glasses turned up. I had already spoken to her on the phone and had sent her a map showing her how to get to my studio. She accepted a cup of coffee on arrival and showed great interest in the work on show.
She had intended to visit several artists to choose a piece of sculpture for her garden but made a spontaneous purchase from me instead. Talisman was unfinished at the time but she bought it on the spot, and left saying 'Great, now I can get back and do some gardening.'
A month later the finished piece was installed in her garden!
It was great to meet such a decisive and energetic person who embraced my new work, enjoying the smaller scale, a theme I intend to explore again.