On saturday I packed my bag.. or the (smallish) suitcase that was needed because I decided it was easier to pull rather than carry a bag containing 21 stamp sets and misc' other bits & pieces... (you know- those things that you pack 'just in case')
(& yes I realise this is quite a plain suitcase, no artistic embellishment - this is because my husband also uses it for business trips! when I find the photo (or suitcase) I'll show you how I customised my large suitcase)
.... and boarded the train to London to go work... I used to do this all the time - 10plus years commuting to London doing jobs I mostly enjoyed (I say 'mostly' as the year spent in a merchant bank was NOT my cup of tea at all lol).. so the journey/commute to London is all very familiar - but the job is much more enjoyable... and the weekend commuters are slightly more relaxed.. ;o)
I spent the day running a workshop at Blade Rubber Stamps, situated near the British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London. They have an amazing selection of rubber stamps - especially wood mounted - its lovely to see them all lined up on the shelves, like little pieces of art (which I suppose they are really aren't they).
I visit this shop quite regularly as its close to the hospital I visit once a year - its my 'treat' after the visit (any excuse really!)..and so it was a pleasure to be teaching a workshop here.
The class was an newly updated version of my recent 'Book of Blooms' project (using new stamps and paints) - and this is the creative bombsite of a table - creativity in full flow.... so many stamps and paints to choose from...
and here are the lovely ladies responsible for that creativity with their projects... a pleasure to teach them....
.... and to create 'aprons' for 2 of them to protect their clothes from paint and creativity! lol I thought it was a resourceful use of bin bags! :o)
This was a much nicer working day than my previous 9-5 - though maybe not as clean an tidy.. :o)
Thanks to the ladies for coming along, and to Deidre and staff at Blade Rubber... Hope to see you again soon