Even though I go every year, I've never posted about the open studios before or taken photos on the way round because essentially people are allowing you into their homes, gardens and work spaces and it feels a bit wrong to go round snapping pictures of their work, homes and them, even if you know them. So last weekend I had my AE-1 on me and just took a few random pictures of what was around me, without being too invasive hopefully. There are certain studios and people I always visit, then we always try to go and see a few new ones we haven't heard of before. It's always interesting and inspiring to see the variety of work and the high standard of the artists living in the area. You get to see inside all the amazing houses you always wondered about, chat with excellent people, see old friends, make new ones and usually have a glass of wine and something to eat at each stop. What's not to love?