Thanks for popping in. How’s your weekend been? Dave took me on a date on Friday afternoon. Had no idea where we were going! He decided to get us out of the work spin we had got caught up in since our return to the UK, and a mystery tour certainly did the trick!
We ended up in a little village called Ditchling in East Sussex, so not a million miles away from us either. There’s a fascinating little Museum of Art and Craft there, and there is a really interesting Textiles exhibition on at the moment. So Dave had bought a pair of tickets in advance – and that was our destination. It’s a small place, but if you take the time to actually read the information on offer, there is a real wealth of educational insight into weaving. I loved it! The colours and the different types of weaving really interested me. There was also a good section on printing, and they also have a working platen press like ours.
So after filling our heads with warps and wefts and all sorts, we took a turn around the village. Then Dave took me for a lovely late lunch in the garden of a nice pub near the church. The sun was shining, and it was idylically quiet in the little garden. Just calm.
Next stop the windmills: Jack and Jill. What a view. Jill was looking good, but Jack needs a little TLC…
Hey all you SHACKERS! Do you remember when we went to Holland on our SHAC bus? I LOVED that trip. Really liked drawing the windmill – and the carrot people too. Here is the set of stamps we made from that trip:
new smaller set too….
And the Groovi plates too!
Here is some lovely artwork from our clever Design team.
But I digress…
We walked up on the ridge, just for an hour or so, and made a plan to go back soon, and walk the path to the Ditchling Beacon. We did start the trek, but decided we needed a little more daylight time than we had!
So we headed home, kicked off our shoes and enjoyed a quiet evening in front of the TV.
Sometimes, you just have to step away from the madness, and pretend you’re retired!! I could get used to that!!
Pottery all weekend, and a picnic up on the Ashdown Forest with the grandchildren today – as I was saying, retirement is starting to look very appealing! But until that time, we just have to snatch days and dress them up to LOOK like retirement!
Mind you, I’ve got so many cool ideas for Clarity, I can’t stop now!! Way too much to make and do! When you work for yourself, it’s different, it really is. Ask any entrepreneur when they are going to retire, and they will probably look baffled. It’s not cut and dry; it’s complicated.
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See you tomorrow at 10 am in the SHAC! I thought we could have a little refresher in colouring and shading. It’ll be a real relaxing session – perfect for a Monday morning! Facebook LIVE and Youtube LIVE – you pick xx
Barb x x x