Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Photos at long last

This is the view from my back garden, there have been some really beautiful fresh mornings and this is my studio, so very tidy . . .  I have made my little nest in the corner of the tutors office, their have been a few comments about the amount of stuff i have . . .  but only in jest i hope.

Last week I had a fantastic week, working with a group from Barrow. It was a chance for me to get to know how the centre works, so I joined the group for the week participating in all there activities. including climbing, canoeing, trip to Griazdale forest, and the pub of course. I also ran my first workshop, we spent one evening making rainmakers and indian headdresses for the tepee, a great success!  !

This week I am back in my cave! I have started to paint the walls now, and all is taking shape, very exciting! 

I am now looking forward to the arrival of my kiln this week!! can not wait! ! !

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Stop Eating Soup

Yesterday i learnt why we should all stop eating soup . . . .  when we are are old, we will only be able to eat soup. and so if we do not eat it until then we will be able to appreciate and enjoy all the varieties of soup!  wise words i think! 

so i moved all my thinks up at the weekend with Iwans help! i have set up my studio, and feel very at home! only had a few comments about the extent of my stuff! 

Have been to a training course in Kendal today, i am now a arts award advisor! very exciting. met lots of people and hopefully made some useful connections. 

Again sorry about lack of photos, i will get on it  ! ! ! 

Thursday, 12 January 2012


so today as a 'research' trip i went down my first cave! very exciting boarding on scary. We went to 2 caves, both of which i have forgotten the name of. The water levels were apparently very high, (i do not know as have nothing to compare to as my first visit) and the water several times followed over my wellies. . . . . i do not think my feet have ever been this cold.  It was truly incredible the things we saw, really beautiful! 

The second cave we visited involved crawling 10m in 30cm of freezing water! we then clambered up some rocks, aiming to climb a waterfall, however there was to much water so we had to turn back. 

This was all to gather inspiration for turning Bendriggs indoor cave into a more real life, sensory and educational experience. . . .  perhaps icy water is not something we will use.

afraid i do not have my camera charger at mo so no camera, but photos will follow!

i have also made a little den in the instructors office that i will use as my studio. very excited to be getting sorted! 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

I have arrived

I am here!! i arrived on monday at 6 ish after my long drive! tea was waiting for me which was amazing! i feel i am going to fed well here!

today i have cleared some space to create my studio. spent the evening in a artificial cave brainstorming ideas of ways to make it move cave like! No hanging around . . .