Exhibition #2: Ready, Steady, stop er go!

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 07-05-2010 11:10 PM 2119 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: An Opportunity presents itself Part 2 of Exhibition series Part 3: Pictures of an Exhibition »

Hello all. The time has finally come around for my ‘Mini-Exhibition’ at the local museum. As most of my work is relatively small the size of the display case I was to be exhibiting in, 40” x 26” x 9”, was not at all constricting.

Then last Friday comes a frantic phone call from Jenny, the administrator. It appears the other exhibition that is running concurrently, about canal restoration, turned up with some unexpected and very rusty ironwork. Not the sort of thing you want exposed in a museum. This meant my case had to be used. ‘Oh dear’ I said.

Jenny is a good friend and she felt she couldn’t let me down so, without telling me, she cleared out part of the silver collection and put it in storage so that I could continue to have a space. What a gem she is. I went around, today to start putting things together. I will finish, tomorrow when I’ll post some pics.

So the show will go on.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 11:12 PM

Awesome! That was very kind of her. :) Will we get to see the display in action?

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 11:13 PM

Congrats.. and I for One am looking forward to seeing all your work on display…and in a Museum too…you do us all proud.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 11:21 PM

Thanks guys, there will be pics’, tomorrow.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 11:24 PM

That is so cool. Wow, a museum show.
Are you bringing the Wall with you?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 11:34 PM

wow…i cant wait to see the pictures…any chance a fellow wood worker gets to have the light shine on his work..thats a plus for us all….keep up the great work martyn

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 11:36 PM

I have looked forward to see this since the first time you talked about it
what a great freind you have at the museum :—)
even with this little setback I´m sure you will have a great exebition in there
you deserve it Martyn don´t forget the businesscart :-) a lot of them :-)

may you brake the Sh…. woodenstick tomorrow


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#7 posted 07-05-2010 11:44 PM

Steve, no I need the wall for inspiration and to remind me to make more boxes.
I’m afraid I’m getting addicted to cutting boards and boxes are the only way to ween myself off them.
I couldn’t go cold turkey! lol

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 02:06 AM

Congratulations, Martyn! This is a great well-deserved honour for you! I can’t wait to see the pictures of your work on display. It is wonderful and it is quite appropriate for others to see in this setting. Wonderful work!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 02:24 AM

best to you in this martyn ,

we’ll be looking ,
we’re waiting .

will three be whors-de-vours ,
and drinks ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-06-2010 03:43 AM

Looking forward to the picture Martyn, it is a good thing you have someone like Jenny looking out for you.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 02:28 PM

Martyn, I am looking forward to seeing the pictures! If it weren’t for your friendship with Jenny, I’d suggest calling your exhibition “restricted space” you could associate it with the smaller sizes of the pieces your are displaying. That is just me being evil. LOL! ;-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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