- Well back to reality. After two weeks teaching in the baltics on the Saga Sapphire. I had some very large classes, who were so keen to learn. Its always such a priviledge to encourage passengers who have never painted before to take up painting. plus those lovely artists who are more experienced. A brilliant inspiring time.
- Honfleur is so inspiring, after an amazing weekend laden with wine and coffee, and so much reference material. I feel a Honfleur theme approaching. It was a chance to soak up the smells and French atmosphere. Spent a wonderful evening in a small bar overlooking the harbour. Even the rain was atmospheric. The sun did come out and even more photos had to be taken.
- Preperation for demostrations is well underway. I’m alway introducing new material to keep it interesting for the art groups and for me. Quite excited.
- Singapore to Japan, travels across Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong are still fresh in my mind, these are going to be an influence for quite a while on my preparation for demonstrations and workshops. Yet again amazing people attended my classes on the Azamara Quest.
Well the last few months have seen a major change in my studio, it was time to have my own toilet, kitchen, comfortable seating area and a warmer workplace . Already in an amazing peaceful farm setting, it was just the little extras that were needed. My brilliant husband set to work to achieve this. Walls were knocked down, a kitchen installed with dare I say it running water. No more filling up bottles from a frozen outside tap. The best addition is the beautiful toilet. There is still work to be done. the most important part is running workshops in all mediums from this transformed workplace.