Well I got there and back safely this time but must confess to being tired. This trip was the furthest I have driven in a year - but I did it.
The Exhibition was wonderful. After I had a long wander around all the stands and gawped at the incredibly beautiful work on show I came to the conclusion that I don't do parchment - I just play at it. I am not too despondent about that fact as I know I started learning late in life and I really do enjoy the parchment work that I produce - good or bad.
I had a great time with my tutor Marilyn on her stand and met many lovely people. Not all of the questions we were asked were expected. Many of the ones I received were about the source of the case that I use to keep my tools in and from where did I get the sparkly vellum I was using for my Christmas flowers. I was making sparkly flowers and poinsettias - all in parchment for use as card embellishments. I sold quite a few and was very pleased.
On the Sunday evening I joined a whole crowd of the Exhibitors at supper (59 of us). It was a very pleasant evening.
On Monday Marilyn and I joined many others at Linda Williams' workshop. A rare privilege for me and I did worry that I was 'punching above my weight' parchment wise. This is what I have managed to do so far - about 25% of the finished project.