Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Absence makes the heart...

Well it has been a long time since the last post. Been busy travelling - Sorrento, Italy, in September; Stockholm, Sweden and New York City in October - then November was spent preparing for a workshop I taught at Art Van Go plus house guests and lots of socialising. Busy, busy.

Now having a very relaxing time at our condo in Naples, Florida. It is wonderful to be away from the cold and ice of London. Though it was cold here for the first few day after arriving the weather is back to normal -- sun, blue skies and warm. The most we have to think about is what to eat!

The downside of all this is that my creative muse has abandoned me... I can't put my mind to anything, not even jotting down ideas in a sketch book. Today, Carol, who I have met in the virtual world of the Altered Books group, sent me a link to a great blog - Dispatches From LA - where there is an online class for making a shabby journal from scraps. The images reminded me of a textured book wrap that I made some time ago for a miniature book of fairy tales with etchings by David Hockney. The material I used was dyed by me during a class with the wonderful Ruth Issett. The book wrap was made after a class with Angie Hughes.

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