I am so excited about this next piece of news!
I’ve decided to do two painting holidays next year in 2013 at the same venue as in 2011, Cromford in Derbyshire.

This time we will have an extra dimension.  My daughter Sophie is going to help me run the courses and is going to bring her own special magic to it.  She is a trained yoga teacher and qualified holistic massage therapist, (as well as incidentally having an honours degree in French/English and being an accomplished artist.)
She will be offering gentle yoga, as in stretching and loosening up, in the mornings and then massage in the evenings to anyone who would like to find deep relaxation after a hard day’s painting.

There will be a course in June and one in September.  I can’t wait!

More details to follow very soon so keep an eye on the blog.

My daughter Sophie and me

I really am excited about this!

I’m busy making a new brochure for my Autumn classes and workshops.  I’m continuing with the weekly classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and also running a couple of  Introduction to Watercolour day workshops to try and tempt people who have meaning to start watercolour and just haven’t got around to sorting something out.

Another thing that I’m thinking about at the moment is a piece for the Soc. of Floral Painters newsletter about writing a blog and the role of social media in general.  The SFP have recently improved their website and have a blog connected to it and also a Facebook page!  This is real progress I think and is at last bringing the society into the social media scene.  It is quite surprising how many people have still to discover the joys of using a computer, email and the web, let alone other social media.  A whole world is out there for them to discover!