Hello again. I hope that you have all survived the snow and cold spell. I for one, enjoyed walking to the local shop for a paper each morning, taking loads of photos with idea that one day I might paint from one. Then I think paint snow! And that’s the end of that!
Due to the continuing Coronavirus situation the committee arranged, with the kind help of Rev. Richard Court, to hold a zoom meeting to discuss the way ahead.
The pandemic meant that we were unable to hold the AGM in October as per normal. With this in mind, we, the committee, are prepared to remain in post for the year. If you have any queries regarding this or wish to object please could you let one of us know.
It was unanimously decided that due to the pandemic and our healthy finances that NO SUBSCRIPTION would be required for this year. Please could you make sure that you let the membership secretary ( Harriet) have your up to date address, telephone/ mobile no. and email if you have changed these within the last year.
A working group is now planning (ever hopeful) a summer programme!
They will run in the mornings and be fairly local. If you could offer a garden or suggest a venue please let Lesley Buckwell, Sally Tyler, Maggie-Anne, Jackie or me know via email or telephone ASAP.
We are looking into exhibition possibilities and will let you know if and when something definite happens.
The zoom meetings are going well, with over 10 people plus, logging on each week. There was some discussion as to whether the time put people off. We are considering changing the time to possibly 2.00 p.m. Could you please let us know if you would prefer this or are happy for it to remain at 12.00 noon. Thank you to Avril for hosting this event.
There has been an increase in numbers looking at the blog which is good to hear. The work produced and sent in is a joy to look at and the photos for inspiration have been a great help. It’s one of the highlights of the week to log in and see what everyone has been doing. So thank you to Hannah for all the hard work of putting it together.
Sadly, I was contacted by an ex-member of the group who informed me that another ex- member, Jan Keene, had passed away after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in November. Several of you may have known her from The Bank or the life classes held by Sue in Scole. The EAG sent a letter of condolence.
It was mentioned by one of our committee members that there is someone willing to sit for a zoom life drawing session/ sessions, running for an hour. If you are interested please could you let us know. The model would invite us using her zoom. It would not be tutored.
Lastly, I do hope you are all managing to have a go at producing a self portrait 8” x 8” for our project. There has been much hilarity on zoom regarding this project and some rather splendid pictures shown both on zoom and in the blog. Could you please send them to me by April 2nd the latest. If you wish to have your masterpiece returned please let us know. As the original can be scanned and a copy used for the final piece.
Finally, I do hope you are all keeping well. Many of you will have been vaccinated by now and I hope that it went well. Some of us have a bit longer to go..... oh to be so youthful ;-)
Looking forward to seeing you sometime in the not too distant future.
Here is a late addition from Maggie-Anne.