Friday, 9 July 2010

Up and Down

It's been a funny old week... it's a funny old job really. Having started the week on a bit of a low, questioning why I do what I do (thank you for all the messages of support by the way) it's finished on a somewhat of a high... with a birthday in between as well (thank you for all those messages too... I've not been great at keeping up with replying this week!)

There are times when I think I'd like to do less teaching and concentrate on "making" more of my own work. But knowing me I'd just potter about in the garden... or bake some more cakes.
It is hard to get the balance right.

And then I have days like yesterday when I was teaching at Artvango and it all seems so worthwhile. Always a super place to work... and visit, and yesterday's workshop was no exception.

There were eleven enthusiastic and talented ladies who produced the most beautiful array of colourful textured samples. I always feel as though I come away having learned as much as them! (More probably!!!)

The pictures are just a very small selection of what they made (I forgot my camera so thank you Jen for sending these)

And so I've arrived at Friday feeling much more like my usual self... so I won't be giving up just yet.


And if you like what you see there will be more workshops with me at Artvango on 16 September, 28 October, 9 February and 30 March. Would love to see you there.

Tomorrow is our Embroiderer's Guild Regional Day and Sunday we've a wedding (... those bridesmaid dresses!) so have a good weekend and no doubt I'll be back next week!

15 comments:

  1. Work looks great, sorry you've been feeling low, but glad your feeling a little better. Have a good time at the regional day and have a lovely wedding, will we be seeing pictures of the dresses next week? Oh and a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXX

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  2. Your ladies' work is stunning Gina - such wonderful lines and glorious colours. Glad you are feeling more positive and hope the weather stays fine for the wedding.

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  3. I am glad that you are feeling more positive. See you at Regional Day

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  4. Lovely textile work here.

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  5. The work looks lovely Gina - and I think I spotted a Cadbury's wrapper. Have put a link to your blog from AVG's x

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  6. They're all very beautiful Gina. I love all the pretty mix of colors!

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  7. lovely work - sorry you are not feeling so chipper - must have been all that satin!

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  8. Lovely work. I want to know who was eating all the Cadburys chocolate, was it you?
    Enjoy the wedding.

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  9. Oh wow they all looked lovely - it must be rewarding for you to see everyone achieve - have a super weekend knowing that the dresses being admired were made by you!!!

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  10. Glad you're not feeling so low any more. Good luck with the wedding.

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  11. I clicked on these pieces of work and they are truly beautiful! Have a great time at the wedding. I am sure you will look at the bridesmaids' dresses and see how worthwhile they were.

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  12. Sorry you were feeling glum, I think garden pottering is great therapy for all our feelins, so get out there and potter! Sorry I haven't visited for ages, I am trying to catch up!

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  13. I loved visiting your studio last weekend and I am the proud owner of one of your exquisite pictures. I look at it every day and it gives me great pleasure.

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  14. The samples are beautiful ......... you should be very proud of yourself for guiding your students to such lovely work!!

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