Would Old Father Time Please Sit Down

Published December 3, 2009 by isisimaginings
And give me a chance to catch up?? I refuse to believe it’s over two weeks since my last post; I know I’ve been ill & I’ve been busy; making Christmas cards, (there’s a shock for you!), attending various exhibitions & workshops, but still. And, AND, I realised earlier that this time three weeks is CHRISTMAS EVE!!!! I have no gifts bought & no cards made for family & friends. The house is in need of a serious tidy-up; if a burglar were to break in he’d take one look at my front room/crafting room & think “Blimey, someone’s been here aready, I won’t bother”!! 😉

So. Last Saturday I attended a one-day clown workshop & it was wonderful. I had so much fun & laughed so much & had fascinating conversations with very interesting people. We wore our red noses & danced & played like children. The facilitator, Richard, had a such a calm energy that within minutes of meeting, eight strangers felt like we’d known each other for years. If you like to have a go visit Richard’s website & sign up for updates: http://www.foolsense.co.uk/

On Monday night I was at the Vic-Wells Assoc AGM at Sadler’s Wells, London, in my capacity as Honourary Social Secretary. Following the meeting itself, we listened to a fascinating talk by choreographer, Gillian Lyne CBE. She came to us after spending the day at rehearsals for ‘Cats’ & her energy & passion for her work was palpable. She has so many fascinating stories about her life & career – she was in the Vic-Wells ballet company with Margot Fonteyn! – that I’m sure her autobiography is going to be a bestseller when it’s released next year. It was wonderful to meet such an inspirational, gracious & charming lady.

Last night, after my theatre history class at the V&A, I attended a Life Clubs workshop in Westminster, held by Nina Grunfeld. Nina set up the weekly workshops to help people focus on what they want to achieve in their lives, they last ninety minutes & focus on one topic each week. It can be a slighty intimidating process for the beginner, as you talk about things that are very important to you with complete strangers. However, I have quickly realised that it is very freeing & I am gaining valuable insights & making new friends.
Today’s card uses one of the lovely stamps from Hero Arts Russian Dolls set & I *think* the little owl was a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine. Speaking of Craft Stamper I won the Wild Rose Studio set of clear stamps, (Louis with Chester & Cat & Flowers), they had as a giveaway in a recent edition, I was delighted; not often I win something!
That’s all for now, thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post & to those who have visited my blog in the last few weeks. I hope you are all having a wonderful week.
Love & light.

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