A few posts ago I talked about the magic tiles I ordered from talented artist Rob Ryan. Mister Rob, as he is known, is based in London and has a shop in the east end that's only open on a Sunday. I really, really want to go and visit his shop but, what with the rewrite for MsAgent and everything, I haven't really got time.
So imagine my delight when I received an email from Mister Rob yesterday saying that a gallery on Brighton seafront was exhibiting his work.
...the first 50 people to step through the doors at 6pm on opening night would receive a free lazer cut (shown above).
I couldn't believe my luck!
I hot-footed it down there and arrived at the door five minutes early (but it was okay, five other people were already in the gallery so I wasn't the only obsessive fan to rush down there). After a bit of faffing about and confusion I was given my free print, paid to have it framed (ooh it's going to look soooooooo lovely) and wandered round looking at Mister Rob's prints.
They were absolutely gorgeous and if I ever have a spare £1,500 I'm so going to buy one of the original lazer cuts (or a spare £400 for a print).
As I wondered past the cash desk on the way out I couldn't resist buying a copy of Mister Rob's book This Is for You*. It was more expensive than the copies sold on Amazon but I wasn't bothered. I just wanted to look at more prints and read more words.
As the sun slipped down the sky I took my book down to the seafront, sat down on the pebbles and turned the first page.
And discovered that it was a signed copy!
A perfect end to a wonderful afternoon :o)
* the most romantic book I've read in a long, long time. If you are a man and you want to buy your partner a present that will make her melt. GET IT! And if you're a woman with a romantic bone in your body, GET IT! Honestly, it's so lovely.
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