Hi there – I’ve just got back from running the London Marathon and thought I’d come home and write another blog as I’m not too tired.
Since I last blogged, we have been to Norfolk for two days tuition on using the camera. Suddenly, it all seems clearer! We cannot believe how much we have learnt in that time and now feel both ready and able to start photographing all the new stuff. Actually, I say ready, we have just ordered a new camera so will have to wait for that to appear first – I guess that’s kind of important….. We both feel indebted and ever-grateful to Ian, our tutor – he was brilliant at explaining to two complete novices (idiots?), and very patient.
And the training continues. On May 7th and 8th, we are both going to the Warm Glass studio in Wrington, to attend a ‘pattern bar’ course. I have been waiting to do this course for at least two years but you have to be so quick to get a place – the courses tend to sell out the minute they are advertised on the Warm Glass website. I booked my place in July last year and at the time, it was the last place going. Thankfully, they had a cancellation so I’ve managed to book Rich on the course too. I won’t explain now about pattern bars other than to say they open up a whole new design in glass. I will post what we’ve done after the course.
Anyway, an update for you: remember these?
Well I’ve now added them to a glass piece and this is what I’ve come up with – a gothic-style candle bridge complete with black roses and thorns.
I personally love it and am really happy with how it’s turned out. I will be putting it up for sale on the website very soon.
Hopefully the camera will be delivered some time this week …..until then…
By the way, I’ve no more run the marathon than I’ve made the Times’ Rich List……