These last 4 days have been busy and wonderfully creative. Friday, began with a poetry workshop; while it was not for beginners as I perhaps hoped; I was catapulted into nice place where I might move forward. I will not set the literary world alight; but I will be able to use my words in my work comfortably and without shame.
Saturday, I opened the Yellow Teapot Cafe with my friends to welcome some passers-by with tea, cake and a little embroidery. Before that I had my picture taken at a photography drop-in; while I didn’t feel comfortable at first … the result was pretty nice.
Sunday, I spent in the garden and paid a visit to the garden centre. I have a lovely walled garden that is a constant joy; but it does take time and titivating at this time of year. So while it is not warm enough to sit around and enjoy it … being busy proved productive.
Monday, the rain kept me indoors but I was able to do some serious printing and then play after lunch. I am working on a piece that I hope to submit to an event at the University to celebrate 100 years since the setting up of the Hogarth Press. I am combining some lino cuts with letter press; it is in very early stages yet; but so far it is pleasing.
A week or so back I came across a Gelli plate; as printmaker it is a play thing using water-based inks and simple tools. In minutes on the kitchen table I was able to produce a heap of colourful scraps and was able to clear away like grease lightening.
I returned to work this morning feeling very pleased with myself.