Well! What a month May was. I’ve now returned home, exhausted after a really busy month. I headed up to the Isle of Lewis on the 28th of April, neither Jane (Blue Pig Studio) nor I were totally ready for the exhibition at The Farmhouse, Callanish Visitor Centre, so the midnight oil was burnt on the 28th and 29th. Thankfully everything was done, ready and in situ for the preview evening on Saturday 30th April. Our Spanish-themed evening went really well and over thirty people came.
Considering that the theme of our joint exhibition “Walk this Way” was about our experiences walking the Camino de Santiago it was very well received. Over the month we had a lot of people through the door who had either walked the Camino or were thinking of walking – it was nice that our exhibition acted as a catalyst and a number of people have now finally made their decision to walk.
Jane ran regular workshops and I ran an “Improve Your Photography” workshop, a gelli plate printing workshop and every Friday afternoon during May I ran a drop-in crochet group – I taught 5 people how to crochet at the very first afternoon – yay!
My journal from the first time that I walked the camino in 2013 evoked many emotions in people from laughter to tears – I ran the same gauntlet of emotions whilst putting it together. The general consensus seemed to be that I should find a way of publishing it so I may look into that. I enjoyed being able to share my experiences with people.
I’d like to thank Jane and her husband Peter so much for looking after me for the month – gonna miss you guys xx
Created for the preview evening party by super cook and caterer Sharon Borton! You can tell how good it tasted by how little was left over!
I brought it all back with me from my February/March trip to Spain 🙂
We had many people come in who had seen the sign and exclaimed “I knew it must be about the Camino!”
Now I’m back, and my studio at home is open from today (1st June until late September) – I’m still not fully set up but should be by opening time tomorrow. Then there is the small matter of finishing sorting out the 3000 photos I took in Spain! I’m happy to say that I’m still being Creative Every Day – if it’s not art it’s photography or crochet 🙂