Evening everyone, I cannot even begin to apologise for the belatedness of this update but if it's any consolation, it's because I've been wildly busy since the end of The Cornershop up until the present day. What began as a funny idea for an art exhibition turned into a life-changing rollercoaster of unbelievable opportunity that I will never forget. Thanks to everyone on Kickstarter who believed in the project from the very beginning, the experience has changed my life in so many ways. I am now working full time as an artist, have my own studio to work from which I call, "The Felt Cave", have two more solo shows under my belt and a book which you can buy from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucy-Sparrows-Felt-World-Sparrow/dp/3791381598
I know it's hard to believe but I haven't actually had a day off really since The Cornershop ended. It was a mad time when it was on! It received worldwide press attention, I was on TV a lot which was very weird and the exhibition received over 15,000 visitors which was incredible! So if anyone is thinking of doing a Kickstarter campaign and isn't sure about it, I am living proof that these things can change everything and literally KICKSTART your career in the most wonderful way. I owe all my backers big time because you made this happen!
As a thankyou for all your support, I've put together some highlights of The Cornershop to show you what it was like if you couldn't make it. There's some media links in there too so you can take a video tour of the place.
I've just finished my last solo show which was a felt sex shop in the heart of London's Soho and you can buy work from the exhibition here: www.madameroxys.co.uk and I'm pleased to announce that my next show will be an all American convenience store in Los Angeles which I will be doing a Kickstarter campaign for in February. Yay! Loads to look forward to and I'm so delighted that I'm finally taking the felt stateside :-)
You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter @sewyoursoul and on here on course where I'll be posting updates of the next campaign and project.
And here's the link to the BBC video tour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28609443 I'm not sure if it will work outside the UK but you might be able to do something clever with your IP address (I don't know how but i've heard it works)