Happy New Year! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.
I'm getting very excited about my first workshop of the year! In about 10 days I'm off to West Dean to do Julie Arkell's paper mache workshop! Yes again!
Last year you will recall, I made these figures:
I had a great deal of trouble dressing them as they all had limbs all over the shop and it was not nearly as easy as I had imagined! I got little Iris, finished before Christmas (the little figure with her arms in the air) and have made some progress with 'Bless', the figure above in a shawl:
She still needs a bit of work but is pretty much there.
Given my experience last year, this year I have decided to try more sculptural projects - which need no dressing! I have a few ideas to conjure with and will post when I get back.
Very exciting too, I will be meeting Taylor! I'm so looking forward to having a Pantry Violet to work with. I'm also looking forward to being in a workshop with Julie again, And seeing more of her lovely work - which I now truly appreciate!
Here is her collection from last year ...............
Love to all