Many thanks for all the feedback from the last blog. Glad you enjoyed the spiral book making.
I am back from Ireland, where we had the most fantastic time. Everyone was so friendly and very keen and I gave a half day workshop on dissolvables. I am not really geared up to teaching these days but it was a long way to go just for a talk so I did a special for them. Here are some pics from the trip. Hang on in there as I have a give-away at the end of the blog. Going to make you see my ‘holiday photos’ first.
Having arrived early we went to the Ulster Museum and had a nosey round. Some wonderful John Piper paintings - he is a favourite of ours. Then on to the Tropical Ravine in the Botanical Gardens - the photos above don't give any idea of the size of the huge plants or the steep drop to the ravine below. Our thanks to Aylerie for running us around and taking care of our multiple luggage so we could do this.
Then on to Bangor, where we were staying in a cute hotel, full of character. You can tell this by the way they have folded the towels.
The food was excellent and we needed a walk after dinner. Through the clouds came a rectangular rainbow. We have seen a square one before but this was a definite strip. Much brighter in real life than the photo.
Good mosaics on the pier - loved this colourful D Day memorial.
Lots of guillemots around. Don't see many of them where we are so this was a bonus.
I meant to take photos of the class but the time whizzed by and was over before I realised.
I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.
Let me know and I will give away a copy of the Paper and Beyond CDROM to two lucky people. I have already asked the Facebook gang, so don’t comment here if you have left a message on FB.
The book should be out for Christmas. I shall write a section on paper and metal as I have some new ideas that I want to explore.
I am going to a workshop with Sandra Meech on Saturday - really looking forward to that. It is on using digital prints and I am using my photos from our Scandinavian theme. Lots of printouts to do in preparation, as you can see. I will hopefully be able to show you the finished result soon.