There is a Yahoo group for the classes - details on the same page - and I hope you will join. That could be good fun. I’ve never set up one before, so many thanks to Doctor Dorothy who talked me through it.
I said ‘See you tomorrow’ on my last posting - that was a bit hopeful. We have had such a mad week. No chance to get over the show because the book selling has been manic. What with the secure site and the wholesale orders, we have run completely out of books. The Julia book is selling by the truckload, too. So tomorrow it is the rackety old van for us and off up the M3. Must remember to take some Quells. I’ve always prided myself on being a really good traveller but being a passenger for six hours made me feel really ill. Would be better if I could drive but I can’t because of my lack of insurance cover.
I had a sad day on Tuesday as I decided that poor old Cat Stevens was so poorly that I had to do the deed. Haven’t posted much about her as I’m rather depressed and don’t want to let her go, but she has been so sick lately and is losing her fur. She did seem to get better when we got Smudge but is very low now. We’ve spent abou£1500 at the vets to no avail and you have to ask how much further you can go. However when I talked to Suzivet she suggested a course of steroids as a last resort. She’d had some success with this in another case. So Stevens is being fed expensive paté with pills in it and she does seem a bit brighter already. That might be the paté of course!
Today I’m working on my Grungeboard article for the next Workshop on the Web. I’m having such fun. I’m not sure why it is so much better than cutting shapes from felt or card, but somehow - it just is.
I took a photo of one of my ‘riper’ catalogue, slowly melting on the patio. Couldn’t resist making a few more rips and gouges.
Took a photo and then made a displacement map from it. Love this - I can see a cross in it.
It reminded me of a commission I took on, to make a Reredos panel for a church based on an Ango Saxon poem - The Dream of the Rood. In it the poet saw the cross with one side blazing with glory and the other dark and weeping. I made it from wrapped cords - gradually changing from bright gold to dull copper and the tears were tiny crystal drops. Wish I could find a photo.
Thanks again for such lovely comments. Just answering a few but do appreciate all.
Jordi - I thought she looked familiar - that’s why I asked what make she is. My son in Oz has a Portuguese Water Dog - I guess they’re the same. I’ve only seen a photo, so am dying to meet her when we go out next year. Ian says she has webbed feet but I’m not convinced he’s not teasing!
Clive appreciates the nice comments but says he won’t be repeating the look any time soon.
Susan - a shallow tray - like a kitty litter one would work for the catalogue. Water frequently.
Sonia & Dale thanks for kozo info. We just soak it in water and then play with it!
Miclep - so good to meet you all. Thanks for the support.
Arlee - had a good chuckle about the drool. Hope it doesn’t buckle.