I can't quite believe September is just around the corner and hot on its heels is h.Art or Herefordshire Art Week for those unfamiliar with this brilliant event.
Now in its eighth year, h.Art features 131 artists' open studios and exhibition spaces throughout the border county. It gives visitors the chance to see inside workshops and studios usually closed to the public, chat with the artists about the techniques and materials used and purchase original artworks.
Just two weeks from today I will be comfortably settled in to my studio-away-from-home surrounded by orchards, chickens, sheep and open countryside. I'm once again sharing the home of basketmaker Jenny Pearce, venue number 60 in Canon Frome on the East route. The map is available here.
If you have been frustrated by the inconsistent opening times in the past you will be delighted to know that 106 of us will be opening for the full nine days of the event this year, from 11am until 5pm.
h.Art runs from 12-20 September 2009. If you'd like a copy of the h.Art Guide and map telephone 01568 797842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org