Monday, 14 July 2008

Another great group

I met another wonderful group of ladies in my Altered book workshop over the weekend. It never ceases to amaze me how they all learn the same techniques but their work ends up so individual.
The class was in a lovely venue organised by Marg Byrne
and her sister Kathy Thompson. The two of them worked tirelessly during the day keeping everything running smoothly. Kathy created a fabulous lunch for us all. Thanks again ladies.


Visit Marg's blog to see more of her wonderful pages









I'm sorry ladies I didn't get links to your blogs. If you have one and want to email me I can add them.


I've been the lucky recipient of two awards.

This one from Kate and Roxanne

This one also from Roxanne

Thanks ladies for your awards and kindness, it's much appreciated.
I nominate all of those lovely people who visit my blog and leave comments.


Jen Crossley said...

How lucky were these girls to do a class with you dear RO,you are a inspiration to so many.

Vanessa said...

Oooooooh! Yummy! You have inspired me to finish my altered books; which are not so pretty as your students as I am 'larnin' myself how to do it. I must agree, everyone's interpretation is different. This is something I feel strongly about and should be encouraged by more teachers---I'm talking grammar school here as that is what I teach. Students are so surprised when it is 'okay' to choose to do something a different way or think a different way; whether it be art, writing, or whatever. There is too much of the 'fitting kids inside the box' going on, in my opinion.

anni said...


Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog. I love your artwork, it is inspiring!! I'm so glad you commented so I could find your blog!


Robyn said...

Darn, I wish i lived closer! I would love to take a few of your workshops, Ro.

Annette said...

Ro, this is not fair , I want to be there too!
Fancy coming to the U.K. to do some teaching? best wishes, Annette.

Annette said...

Congratulations on both of your awards, well deserved, they are.
Go on, do come and see the relos,the Embroiderers guild would snap you up and fill your classes in a jiffy!
One condition though, I'm top of the list.O.K?

Jo Horswill said...

Ro, I just love looking at your students's amazing stuff and the look on there faces, say it all.

Anonymous said...

All the pages are so rich and full, they look delicious. I look forward to a workshop with you some time..

kate said...

Love the photos of everyone diligently at work. You can feel the energy! Lovely work and so interesting to see everyone's unique style. I have that same wonder when I give workshops...same technique, such individual expression.

Judy said...

Looks like a great class as usual Ro - good one!
Congrats on the award too.

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful spreads here from your students Ro! The colors and patterns - the smiles! Just fabulous; wish I could have been there.

sharon young said...

What a great class, I'm sooooo jealous!!
Your students did you proud, lovely spreads, they must have been thrilled!!
Thanks for sharing with us.

Claire said...

The class was sooooo great!! You can see the pages I did up close on my Picasa site; they are the first two images here:

I was going to polish and finish the second page, the seaweedy looking one, but not until I find the perfect fish.

Thanks again Ro!

Jackie said...

Lucky ladies!

Stephanie said...

You're class looks so bright and colorful, those ladies must have had a fabulous time!!

Sam Marshall said...

Ro, You are so inspiring. The class creations look fantastic.
I have left something on my blog for you, too!!!!

jo said...

The class looked like it was fantastic Ro. Recognised quite a few faces from the retreat!

Martha Marshall said...

Fabulous stuff! Wish I could come for a workshop.

Paul Sears Photography said...

now that's cool. I need to find something similar for photography - looks like an awesome way not only to grow as an artist but also to meet and make friends with folks who have a similar passion. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to try to find something here.

rivergardenstudio said...

This looks like another wonderful class! Your students look so proud, as they should be...I love their work! Roxanne

Jacky said...

I loved doing your class at AJ retreat Ro and can see that these girls did too.

Let me know when you have another one in Melbourne as I would love to bring my sister along to one of your classes...she would love it!

She Who Flies said...

Isn't it amazing how each individual style emerges even though all participants are using the same techniques (and possibly dipping into the same stash of supplies)? Well done on what seems like yet another great workshop!

Joy Logan said...

What yummy pages and a fun class I am sure! Wish I had been there.

Suzan Buckner said...

wow!! I hope the class that I will be teaching looks this good and happy!!!

I have never taught a class before, and even though it's a month away--I am already a nervous wreck!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so inspirational! Wonderful work.

Lysh said...

Thanks to you and your students for sharing the results of the workshop. I love when a group of artists are given a similar theme, or exercise, and then you get to see the different directions each took.

vivian said...

this looks like a great class Ro, your students did some amazing pages!