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Connecticut was great !

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Last month I went to “Art-is-You Art Retreat” in Danbury, Connecticut, to teach four days of workshops. What a fabulous retreat, I can highly recommend it. I’ve never been so welcomed and looked after, maybe that’s due to the two lovely ladies that run it, Sallianne and Ellen. Everyday they came into class with treats, lunch was free, games and raffles going on at the same time. Vendors night was great, wonderful and different, then, in the evening before the party started, it was cheese and wine until the fun began.
As usual I made some lovely friends, especially Clare who attended all of my classes along with her beautiful Golden Todd.

Of course had to have a few cuddles.
For your information “Art-is-You Art Retreats” is also in Australia if you wanted to get some sight seeing in as well !
So now I’m back home and what’s next ! Well Valley Ridge workshop proposal was looming and I still hadn’t produced anything. So, taking on board what the students from last year suggested, I decided on more embroidery and as they like a book format an idea was developing. I wanted this book to be different from the rest so size was a factor and eventually came up with this, it measures 16″ high by 5″ wide. Four signatures and lots of embroidery and techniques, masking tape, “Ink Aid”, modeling paste, stencils, “Lutradur”, etc. Take a peek.

Well, once again thinking time’s my own, I’ve now got to start thinking about my workshop in Egypt with Jamie Malden from www.Colouricious , I think a little bit of everything don’t you !
Next month brings around our annual tour around New York and Brooklyn and now Pennsylvania with Andrew, Katherine and Michelle plus a couple of guests, Sallianne, Ellen and Diana Trout.

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