Monday, 24 August 2015
Something I Haven't Done in a While
You will probably have noticed that I've taken a short break from blogging. It was a conscious decision to just make stuff and dabble over the summer but not upload anything. I made a rule with myself, not to post again until September. But hey, I see a rule and it's not long before I break it.
And with good cause. I have done something this weekend, that I haven't done in a long while. Taken a crafty retreat. Yes, I have just come back from spending a few days oop north in Whitley Bay.
And it's all thanks to Shirley at Papercuts Ltd and Mark Gould, who was teaching two full day workshops. And if you ever get the chance to take a class with Mark, don't think twice. Sign yourself up straight away. If you like paint, mixed media and learning arty techniques, He's your man.
Come the time the workshop was supposed to end, we were feverishly brushing a coat of varnish onto our finished creations. Actually, some of us were returning Sunday to add the finishing touches, me included.
Sunday, I chose to leave around mid day to catch my train home so worked double time to create painted book covers. And I've yet to finish them. When I do, I will hopefully share.
So I have breathed fresh sea air, been soaked to the skin in heavy rain, spent a night watching lightning flashing above my bed, eaten the most delicious food, met the friendliest bunch of arty ladies, made to feel warmly welcomed by Shirley, and painted like a demon thanks to Mark.
Can't wait to do it all again next year!