A hearfelt thanks.
What can I but a huge thanks to everyone who posted here about my book, "Of elephants and dreams". The response was so amazing and wonderful for the soul. I so appreciate the time eveyone took to let me know how they felt.
When I started to post, I never really intended it to be such a long blurb, it seemed that to post the photo's without some explaination to the why's and how's and for what purpose would have made the book less significant. It was certainly a journey for me. I am so ecstatic that for those who commented and sent me emails, that we enjoyed the journey together.
In the mist.
I got to the airport at 6.00am this morning. at times it was scarey driving. As I got closer and closer to the airport, the fog got thicker and thicker. I parked my car only to find out that flights had just been diverted to other ports. Michael's plane was now due to arrive at 9.00 so I went back home did a few things and went for coffee.
Just to give you a sort-of idea of what you are supposed to see...
You would normally see all the trees and houses leading up to South Head. Not today.
Anyway at 10.00am Michael finally arrived here - YAAH!
He was pretty exausted, especially coming off the back of the Art and Soul and Random Arts teaching circuit.
Almost exactly this time last year I headed to Cortona, Itlay to do both Michael's and Sally-Jean's workshops. There I made some amazing friends. Michael caught up with them at Art and Soul.
Here is Michael, Joy, Gerri, Karen and Katherine (red shirt).
I sooooo wanted to be there, I miss them all, they are talented ladies and gorgeous friends to have. Joy often spends time scouring the New York Garment district and sending me unbelievable packages of velvet ribbon and just about anything I want - amazing! They get together as a group from time to time and art away the day -so nice. All of them made and gave me such nice pressies when I was in new York at Christmas time. Today I recieved some stunning hand-dyed lace and (oops, cant quite post the last item) from Karen and Gerri.
Going on a 5 day workshop together in another country is a very wonderful and enriching experience. We all created a lovely bond. As I am writing this I am just cracking up laughing because there were so so so many classic and memorable moments that I will never forget. I just look at Gerri and I am practically on the floor.
In the back of the car,
After the final dinner,
The bag over the head,
You saying, Oh no dear don't put the plastic bag over the head!!!
And the rest.
Miss you all.
See you all next year (hopefully) in Cortona!!!
Thanks so much for your comment. Come to Cortona. Please email me your details. I want to talk to you. I miss you. Michael said it was so nice to see you at Art and Soul. Amazing what happens in a year, but you knew all of that already - somehow, back then.
At present I am trying to finish off a blank book for an Altered Book Round Robin. I am so excited about this. I am nearly finished.
I recieved two delightful pressies recently. I will photograph them hopefully tomorrow and try and post.
Thanks again everyone.
P.S. Whats with blogger lately, nothing seems to be formatting well?