Thanks for popping in. Sunday – and all is well. After a busy bustling and brilliant 4-day Parchment retreat at the iconic Spa Hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells, I have finally found the time and energy to show you what we did and how it went!
Well, I can only speak for myself, but reading the room so to speak, I am guessing I speak for many when I say the workshops were a resounding success. From course content to caring and kindness, the event was wonderful. Linda, Lynne and Josie prepared a veritable parchment feast, and Paul and the Clarity Crew put on a seamlessly professional show. And a shout out to Ant, Emilie and the excellent SPA staff. Superb service – Nothing is ever too much trouble. We have worked with this team for many years; their approach to business mirrors ours.
A HUGE thank you to everybody involved in making it the joy that it was. I wasn’t heading up the workshop, or even officially teaching at all. I was there to top and tail, to mingle, to spend quality time with our friends and guests. And it was perfect. It was so good to be able to sit and have meaningful conversations with people, to help where help was needed, to banter, to sprinkle humour and levity over the course, without having to actually deliver. I left it to the experts to teach the classes!
So many smashing people! So many creatives under one roof!!
We had birthday girls, we had fun, we made some beautiful art – and we learned LOADS!
I think the course content was super achievable and super beautiful. A lovely blend of traditional and modern parchment art. Linda illustrated a superb trio of country scenes, brand new designs, which underpinned all that we did.
Here is a little sampler of what we worked towards.
On the second day we also worked on monochrome art, which was my personal favourite. And the results on all the tables were very VERY impressive.
To this end we have printed and compiled a pack of preprinted scenes on parchment, instructions included. Thanks Lisa@Clarity for all your hard work on this one. Perfect.
Then Josie came up trumps with a pair of excellent straight and diagonal Groovi Grids, which really hit the spot too. If you look at the artwork above, you will see many of the backgrounds have been created using these plates.
All available HERE
We have loaded the new Groovi designs and printed packs onto our website for everybody else to enjoy now too. And if the retreats are anything to go by, rest assured. – YOU WILL!!
So that’s it for another year. Now we will focus on getting that little Boardroom at Clarity Towers converted into a workshop space, and kit out the little shop right where Jeannine is at the front of the building. All in good time.
Love and Hugs