Friday, 1 June 2012

Newsletter - 1st June 2012

Glass Painting Workshop
2nd June 2012 with
Vicki Nicholson

(only 1 place left)

Hi Everybody
I hope you are all looking forward to a fun filled Jubilee Weekend and I hope that the weather stays good for all the street parties that are going on and for the Queen's Jubilee concerts.  I will tell you all about my special trip to see the Queen later in this newsletter, but first I need to talk about tonight and tomorrow.

First for tonight -

If there are any woodturners or carvers amongst you - we still have a couple of places left for tonight workshop dedicated to using the Jo Sonja's Paints and Mediums on your wood.

Vicki Nicholson will be teaching such things as:
Smoked Marbling
Iridescent Crackling
and Tortoise shell

The workshop will be from 6 - 8.30 pm and will cost £25 per head (all materials and refreshments supplied).

This picture is a sample of Vicki's carving and use of Jo Sonja's.  As you can see, Vicki uses her paints and mediums to bring out the best in the wood - she does not loose the beauty of the wood.

 The original is currently in the shop - come and take a look. It is gorgeous.
Vicki ran a training day for some of the Woodturning and Carving Demonstrators and during the day we discussed the problem of keeping the appeal for the turned wooden piece with the younger market.  It was felt that the use of colour & faux finishes would make the modern bowls of more interest to this market.

So that is for tonight - now for tomorrow!!

We have ONE place left on tomorrow afternoons Glass Painting workshop.

This is a one-off special workshop and will not be repeated!! 

It will be run from 1pm 'til 4pm and will cost £25 per head (all materials and refreshments supplied).  Payment due at time of booking.
I have just spent a week training with Vicki and I can assure you she is a stunning teacher.  I have learnt so much from her and I am looking forward to sharing it with you all over the coming months.  But we will not get her back here for a long time - so make the most of this opportunity.

Now, let me get back to my visit to the Palace - what a great day it was!!

For those of you that are not in the know, I will refresh you - GC has retired from 42 long years providing a service to the local Authority and, because of his length of service he was asked to represent West Berkshire at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Garden Party!!

And, of course, I had to force myself to get dress up and go with him!!!

Well, the sun shone (probably something to do with the posh umberella I brought!) and it was stonking hot - so the dress was shown off to it best.  Mind you GC was wilting in his suit, shirt and tie.

It was so exciting walking through the front door of the Palace with all the other invited guests, oh what a beautiful place it is and the gardens are just gorgeous!!

We only saw the Queen from a distance, but it was brilliant to be part of it - to be part of the atmosphere and excitement.  The Queen looked wonderful in an Apricot outfit.  She is so tiny but lovely.

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take camera's in with us and we were not supposed to use our mobile phones, so we left them all in the hotel - which meant we did not get a photo of us in our finery until we got back the following day.  But I don't think we brushed up too badly.....


So now all is back to normal, excitement over and a long weekend to look forward to.  Remember that we will not be open on Tuesday, 5th May (it is a bank holiday!)  and also, remember that the Promarker Class has been moved from this weekend to next weekend (the 9th June) same time, same place.

 Have a good weekend and remember to get your name down for that glass painting workshop.

Lynn and the Girls.

 Look at our beautiful new roses.  They are gorgeous.

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