and the lovely Manx Lyn, who has been stopping at mine bought me these...
It is a wash bag, flannel and towel
all wrapped up in Cath Kidston paper and ribbon.....
Todays class was really cool, but I had to clean up straight away for the birthday party coming in. It was for one of my regulars, Amelia. Just check out the cool cake her Grandma had made for her.
Then it was another quick side away and the weekend art journal ladies were taking their seats.
Lyn, Mandy and Diane
Jane, Liz and Ann-Marie
Marie, Ann and Emma
Trish, Michelle and Margaret
Gill, Joy and Jane
Glue sticks at the ready and they're off....
The lovely Mandy brought me this lovely book
So on to today,s classes. We started with prepping the pages and paint effects. This led us nicely into colour theory and colour and emotions. Always very thought provoking... We then did a couple of spreads. The first by picking out one of my colour/emotion cards, and then by working with an image that had been chosen for you by someone else. I forgot to take photos, but rest assured they were fabulous. Anyone walking in would never have guessed they were beginners. I was worried that this group had a lot to live up to as the first group were such superstars, but at the moment they are on equal footing. Of course we had the usual tears from people, it is very contagious so once one goes we all go. If you werent crying at your own spread you were crying over every one elses..!!!! But it is extremely empowering the feeling of release that it produces, and very very difficult to explain. But I find it a great privilege that once again, these wonderful women are comfortable enough to share their voices with others. Their courage and openess knows no bounds. We were then exploring writing down uncomfortable things and shredding them, enabling us to get used to expressing ourselvers with no other person being a witness to it. And then we did a ghost writing tecnique.
Iam sorry I didnt take any pictures today, I am always so absorbed in whats going on in class. However, the lovely Ann had organised a wee surprise for me....
Thanks sweetie, and thanks to Diane who made it. It was surprisingly a Ginger cake and was gorgeousness itself...
Olivers fish n chips for me, Maisie and Jay , writing this, then going to pass out, lmao..
I,m leaving you with this in honour of my fabulous weekend ladies. Sisters you're doing it for yourselves.