Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A cool start

Yesterday we woke up to find that the whole landscape had been gently frosted overnight.
This was the view from the bedroom when I got up.
With any luck, this being about the third hard frost in a week will have killed off all those lurking diseases in the soil.

The view out on to the road was almost as exciting. Not only the cars but the road surface had suffered. My Tuesday morning walk to catch the train into Nottingham was a bit slower than usual, and I just missed my train. Later on, at lunchtime my ten minute cycle ride to the Art Room was fairly comfortable, but I began to wish that I had taken a hat. The canal has partly frozen over, and there were a group of uncomfortable looking ducks trying to work out why they could stand on the water.

It is half-term holiday time again, and we are running a series of children's workshops. We have divided the studio, and I am staying on the adult's side as we are running the normal open studio sessions too. So far, so good but it still makes for a tiring day whether you are actively with the children or not.

This morning it was brighter with little visible frost, but the water for the birds was frozen solid. A robin was on the bird table looking very picturesque, but had gone before I could fetch a camera.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Famous for a few minutes, today!!

Last week, I heard that I had been nominated for a Derby Evening Telegraph Community Champions award.
First of all there was the telephone interview, then the press photographer, then today at about 11.20, a live 2 minute slot on BBC Radio Derby together with the other Mary.

From checking the DET website just now, I assume that the piece is in the paper tonight.
so, if you are interested in a slightly exaggerated bit about the Long Eaton Art Room, check out this!
The photo shows me and the other Mary in the compact storage.
I am on the right of the picture.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Beaded wire jewellery workshop at Long Eaton Art Room this Sunday

Here is a final reminder that we are running a beaded wire jewellery workshop this Sunday, February 3rd.

Josie Jenkins and I will be showing ways that wire can be combined with beads, either crocheted or knitted to make jewellery.

It will be held in the new (and much more spacious) premises of Long Eaton Art Room.
For those of you who have visited us before, it is at the bottom end of Leopold Street, about 200 yards further down the road to the left of the (closed) gate into the park.

The workshop will run from 10.00 - 16.00, and will cost £25.00.

Tea and coffee will be available all day, but please bring your own lunch.

Please ring 0115 946 1661 or check out our website for more details:

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