Tuesday, 11 July 2017

T Stands For….The Workshop...

I had a lovely treat last Saturday!I had been looking forward to it and I was all set to drive my two lovely friends Sarah and Helen up to Carnforth Railway Station for a workshop with Jo Firth-Young!
When I arrived to pick them up Sarah offered to drive, I accepted gratefully!
We had at one time considered staying overnight in our caravan but in the end, with a shorter journey than we have taken at times elsewhere, we arrived in plenty of time to get a coffee from the famous buffet that featured in the film Brief Encounter.I have shown you photos before.
The workshop was organised by Sharon from the lovely craft shop Rowantree Crafts that I love to visit when we stay at our caravan!
Tables were set up, name tags ready and a little bag of goodies at our places!
The day went so quickly and required a lot of concentration from me(I slept so well on Saturday night!)
This is Jo's sample piece...
…and here she is showing us one of the stages 

 Helen concentrating on some scissor work!
Sarah….using a paintbrush…Oh My!!!
Another big treat for me was that on the same table was Rachel Fisher…we just had to take selfies!!
 We hope to meet up again soon!
Then it was off to the seaside - Morecambe where hubby had suggested that I might take them for a coffee at the Rotunda(Bless him - he texted me to suggest it during the day!) 

Helen was kind and took a photo of me too!

So here I will join Bluebeard, Elizabeth and you with a Moccachino for me, a Latte for Helen and an Espresso over ice-cream for Sarah!
It all came with little packets of biscuits!

Of course we had to take a walk outside too…

If anyone has been to Morecambe over the years you will see that there is something missing in this last photo! The Polo Tower has been taken down - we think it may go back up again somewhere when the work has been done to the new shopping and eating area!
I nearly forgot to show my finished piece - which was completed yesterday morning…

Oh! and I did buy some new stamps too!!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Diane said...

What a fun workshop and great pictures.

Hugs Diane

Linda Kunsman said...

Sounds like such a great time all around! I'm not familiar with the artist but your class art is gorgeous!! Brief Encounter- yes, I'm sure I mentioned in that post my love of that movie. Would love to have been with you:) Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

I haven't taken a class for awhile and this one looks like it was fun. I always enjoy learning new techniques and other artists tricks to add to your own repertoire. You look like you had a great time. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a fun class and a good weekend with friends. Lovely piece you made. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Happy T Day Chris

Your artwork piece is amazing and great that you made it with friends and also fitted in so many other things as well.

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

what a brilliant time you had - Love Jo (her hair looks much shorter than the last time I saw her!) and of course her gorgeous stamps.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those stamps are so popular. I knew when I saw Jo's sample you would have a fun time. After all, your middle name could be called flowers. Your piece turned out lovely. Looks like the three of you had a great time at the workshop. I've never actually taken a workshop, so you are quite lucky.

I LOVED the photos of Morecambe. It looks like a lovely place with some rather modern, yet timeless, buildings. And of course, the drinks the three of you shared sound decadent, and wonderfully caffeinated, too.

Thanks for taking us with you to the workshop and coffee in Morecambe. It was a fine outing a great T Stands For Tuesday post, too.

Zue said...

The photo of the sea is amazing! Well, I would love to have tea in that buffet; an all-time favourite film!
Seems you had a wonderful day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That workshop was for sure fun and super - great photos - Thanks for sharing dear Chris!
You look so happy !
Happy T-Day!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, the workshop looks fantastic and I adore the artwork you created, the colours and designs are fabulous! What a lovely day you had too with your friends, everyone looks so happy and it was nice of your hubby to think of you all and text 😀. Glad you had so much fun and thanks for sharing, I always enjoy visiting places with you. Morecambe is one of the places on my list to visit, we've never been there before so I'll be sure to keep a note of the Rotunda (coincidentally one of our friends recommended The Midland too). Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

Dortesjs said...

What a fun workshop and great pictures. i bet you all had a wonderful day

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks like you had a great time at the workshop. Nothing better than taking a workshop than taking a workshop with friends. Your piece turned out great. I love the happy colors and design. I want to go to the beach at Morecambe. Looks like a great place to walk around. You and your friends looked like you were having a good time. Have another happy day!

Meggymay said...

Gosh Chris, you were lucky to get to go to one of Jo's workshops. It looks like you had a great time.
Super photos of your day out.
Happy T day.
Yvonne xx

Gibby Frogett said...

What a great day you had at that workshop Chris - wonderful photos - and I really love what you created with those fab stamps.
thanks for sharing.
Gill xx

Divers and Sundry said...

Espresso over ice-cream sounds delicious! I love that photo of the sea. I find it mesmerizing

Happy T Tuesday :)

Lorraine said...

that looks like a great workshop and great foldout card too

jinxxxygirl said...

Let me just tell you Chris your finished piece knocked my socks off! Beautiful! What a wonderful day out with friends....Wasn't that nice that your hubby was thinking about you while you were gone.. that would certainly warm my heart... Love the pictures of the seaside...Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

How exciting to attend a class with Jo Firth-Young! It looks like you and the other ladies had a marvelous time. I love JOFY's style and the sample piece she used in your workshop.

You did a fabulous job in your "Imagine" piece, Chris! Just fabulous!! You ought to frame it.

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

johanna said...

must have been a wonderful time at the Workshop, isn´t it great when like-minded People meet? wonderful artwork you created!
happy t-day, chris

craftytrog said...

What a beautiful project! Looks like you had a wonderful day Chris! xx

Rita said...

That looks like such fun!! And your piece is beautiful!! :)

Mrs.B said...

Lucky you doing a workshop with Jo and I love your piece too.
Great pics of your coffee break detour.
Avril xx

rachel said...

Aw what a lovely post Chris - it was so lovely to meet you! I too went to Morecambe after the class - its where my mum lives! Didn't know about the polo tower though!
I love your finished piece - it really is very beautiful. The green imagine is brilliant!
Hope you've seen Sharon's new classes coming for 2018 - looks like lots of goodies coming up!

Big hugs Rachel xx

Denise Price said...

Ooh, I love the "Imagine"artwork that you made! It looks like you had a perfect day out with your friends. Happy T Day. :)

Halle said...

How fun to attend a workshop. Love the end product!
Happy T Day!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous well done and such fab interest and details.
Love your photos too.

Lisca Meijer said...

What a beautiful result! Well done you. Isn't it great to go to a workshop in the company of friends. It's one of the things I miss when living abroad. One of those workshops for me involcçves a flight!
I have never been to Morecamb (we don't usually go any further north than Cheshire)but it looks really nice. And the Rotunda of course was the place of choice. Good thing hubby sent you the message.
Thank you for sharing your super day,
Happy (belated) T-Day,