Thanks for popping in.
Very late. We just got in from the Bristol Show.
What a fantastic day we had!
This was half an hour before the doors opened:
The tutors and exhibitors were already in full flow, shopping!
Why I was worried about being rejected by the trad parchers
I WILL NEVER KNOW.
Who planted that worm???
They were nothing short of excited and delighted to have us there,
and you couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome
and a better reception.
It really was astounding –
at so many levels!
And when I have more time,
I’ll let you in on a few very, VERY cool developments…
Have yet to pack for our trip tonight,
and make up the guest bed for the house-sitter.
Scramble scramble scramble!!!!
But it will all be fine.
Mum is back home too, which is a mighty relief,
or we wouldn’t be going anywhere!
I don’t think I even told you
my Mum ended up in hospital on Thursday.
So bit of a run around on Friday.
Mum zoomed to the top of the priority chart
and packy casey got relegated.
But she’s back and on the mend, so that’s a good thing.
Do love that woman.
Back to Bristol.
The place was packed with talent.
This lady, Amanda, I want you to meet.
Her artwork will blow you away.
We couldn’t believe it.
We just stood there speechless.
Amanda has written several books, which are also beautiful,
and actually show you how to make these wonderful pieces.
I urge you to check her out.
Such an unassuming, gentle woman.
Spoke no English.
But her art transcended language.
I am so grateful to have been invited to participate at the
Bristol Parchment Show.
Having seen what goes on, and what is possible;
I have made another decision:
I want to learn more.
I want to acquire the skills it takes to be a parchment tutor.
The girl’s going back to school !!!
Pam, it was so lovely to see you too.
Thank your hubby for being such a good sport.
Missin you already….
but it’s time to go sit underneath the Kumu nui.
(Hawaiian for Coconut Tree!)
love & hugs always