Little shop of delights

Studio Sale, Claire Delaney Studio, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2018

I’m a buyer, not a shopper. I tend to know what I need and dislike shopping as recreation.

There are exceptions of course. I love bookshops (especially second-hand) and small independent galleries.

And pop-up shops run by those who make the products; like my friend Claire’s studio sale last weekend.

Studio Sale, Claire Delaney Studio, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Claire makes her living entirely from art — teaching, painting and book illustration. Her annual pre-Christmas sale — which this year included the new edition of her book Little Wing — is an important source of her income.

I’m pleased to say that (appropriately) Little Wing was flying off the shelves, and there were lots of red stickers on the original art too.

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