But first, a pile of sketchbooks for Gina. These in preparation for my first Studio 11 workshop of the new year. A selection of the ones I've used in between times doing other things, like moving. Cecil here, and clearing her place - several more visits to go, but she really is worth it.
These sketchbooks come along with this untidy assortment of half thought out bits of fabric, and my feather from last year, which I want to talk about with Christine, who is a treasure :-)
Oh, the pleasure, a whole day just to be creative.
And then it was today, and I went to Eastbourne and had a delightful day with Christine, our first workshop of the year.
Lots of good talk, lots of good advice, lots of fun. I'd had no time to do much preparation, for obvious reasons, but I did have a bit of time yesterday evening sketching and thinking Down in the Dell
so today had focus, and I have a bit of a plan (my dear heart says you have to have one of them, so you can change it).
And here is where I got to today, with my sketchbooks; imagine a whole day in the company of good people, sketching with intent, what delight!
(with apologies for poor quality pictures)
Remember the dragonfly?
Worked on anew
when I was reminded of this, another image of dragonfly downs
which was part of where I got to with my designing last year
I'm intrigued by how often the Downs find their way into my design process. I've lived one end or the other all my life.
And to add to today's pleasure, we had friends from Gina's way with us today. It was a lovely day .... thank you :-)