Sally said, 'It was a very enjoyable day despite a wet and windy start. There were only three of us myself Harriet and Avril all in one car We started in the very nice cafe fortified by cheese scones and and coffee.As we began to explore the weather began to improve and it turned into a lovely day. The views over the Blythe valley are inspiring. Even the sky had some interesting clouds at the end of the day..'
However, the weather hasn't prevented other members from contributing, so hopefully the blog this week will still be stuffed full with work you will find interesting.
First of all, it is Hannah writing this week, as Noreen, who was going to take over, is unwell, and it will be me again next week, but I will remind you of that later. The blog is late because I was at a private view yesterday, when I would otherwise have been doing this, so apologies...
Lesley has been very busy on all our behalfs (behalves?), with the exhibition and with planning for workshops in the autumn. However, she did manage to continued working on a piece for one of her textile groups, with the theme Iceni. 'Each part of the design comes from coins and artefacts associated with the Iceni, excavated in the Thetford area (Iceni HQ). Having simplified, enlarged the original designs I made stamps using funky foam and used gold acrylic paint. Still a long way to go and the exhibitions in September……...' She says.
Sally P stayed at home too. She said, 'Well bad weather stopped play. But not to be put off, I found a photo that I took recently at Thorpness and decided to go with the beach theme. I think there is more work needed as I realised as I took the photo that the horizon line slopes down by 1cm! And I wasn't even drinking. That'll teach me not to do some measurements!
And the sea really was blue!'