Having fun on the Zoom workshops.

Painted and textured Tyvek and painted Lutradur cut with a soldering iron. Workshop 6 - Zap, Pow, Slash & 3D. Well it's been a busy few weeks. We had another shoot for the new website. I think we have everything we need now. Today we were shooting with a drone for some landscape shots around the house. I think we can safely say Fizz and Pop are not fans of drones.  They HATED the noise and the hovering. So much for having shots of them from above gamboling happily in my field. Never mind - we tried. David has already taken all the photos of my photos, we had fun moving the furniture around to get the 'feel' for each image. It will be great to be able to sell my work online. Here are few images of David from  Lukewarm Volcano at work.   I am really looking forward to seeing these shots on the new website.  *** The Show and Tell for Raising the Surface went well. I am so glad I decided to do a show and tell 2 weeks after each workshop. It means I get to see what the grou

Teaching is such a privilege and I have added a new workshop - Bonkers about Bondaweb!

A fabulous denim bag created by Meryl Hayes after the New Starting Point workshop using decorated papers and painted Bondaweb. A detail of Meryl's fabulous bag. Isn't this book cover great? One of several makes from Frances using the Backgrounds and Pretties technique with painted Bondaweb and painted papers.   The photos are still coming of new pieces from students on the first 3 workshops. I love that they want to share what they are doing.   Well was a longer break between blog posts than I was planning. I had to nip to the UK for a week to sort out a sad family event. Then I had the Astrazeneca jab, and that was it - for TWO weeks. I didn't see that coming!! I had full on flu and am now slowly recovering. I am hoping the second jab won't give me any side effects at all.  So, apologies for the break in transmission. I have a lot to catch you up on. Workshop 3 Creating Original Designs and Printing Blocks was just brilliant, we had a smaller group of 10 - we usually h

New Workshops and a Catch Up!

 A detail of one of my vessels Earth Jewels, featuring Lutradur and painted Bondaweb. This is covered in Workshop 6. Well, who knew that a catch up and show and tell 2 weeks after a live Zoom workshop would work so well? Whenever I taught workshops in the olden days before Covid, I would rock up to a workshop with a car load of supplies and samples and teach, have a great time with the students and then leave . . Occasionally students would send me images of work they had developed from my workshops, which was very satisfying.  Technology had a lot to do with it of course. In the real olden days we didn't have the amazing possibilities of digital photography and all the apps we can now use. It is incredible how we can now communicate in seconds, anywhere in the world via the internet. In my lifetime as a traveling tutor I have seen so many changes. It is quite remarkable. So - back to the present . .  My live Zoom workshops are going well, which is great. But what is going even bet