Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Day out in Norwich Again

Sat 26th October.

I've had a busy week or so last Sunday I had a day painting in Bury St Edmond's with wonderful new friends i met through UK Plein air on Face book we had a great time, alight lunch then painted some more,then it started to rain so we retired for coffee and then found our way home it was great to get out and relax with new friends.

The Apple Shop.

The Register of Professional Turners New Web Site

I've had an appointment at the Apple shop today this was a tutorial for my new mac mini, hopefully it  will help me get more out of it , after working on PC/windows OS for so long its not that easy, while there I showed my tutor the new website for The Register of Professional Turners which I noticed this week, my tutors reaction was not good,I have to say as the visible window to the world the website in my opinion is not one I am happy to be associated with, it is in my opinion un professional,  tacky and cheep,I do not know who designed it but they haven’t  done a very good job,is this really the way to promote the Professional WoodTurners in the UK to the World not in my opinion.

Jane came into Norwich with me and did some shopping and made me carry all her bags, so as punishment I took her to lunch at Bella Italia and I also paid, we then we did some more shopping before travelling home.


Next week is looking busy already as I am getting ready for the Norfolk Contemporary Crafts annual exhibition at the Hostry Norwich in late November.

Thanks to those who commented on my technology post your comments were interesting and diverse,I have to admit i am getting to like my latest phone I posted onto Face book while having lunch today but surely the art of conversation is not to be ignored when having an enjoyable meal with good company! 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

September Update

September took my wife Jane and myself to Yorkshire where I demonstrated woodturning at Snainton Yorvik and Thirsk woodturning clubs, Two evening demo’s and an all day on the Sunday,Jane and I had a great time and thanks must go to the clubs and our hosts as they provided beds and breakfasts along the way Saturday was fun, we got a day to explore the area which we don’t often get when travelling to give Demonstrations at wood turning clubs.We spent some time in a town on the edge of the moors then we bought some lunch and headed of to do some sight seeing.
 We found a great spot where I decided to set up my Pochade box and paint it was glorious, but as the day drew to an end and the sun faded it became a little chilly,Jane sat in the van with a wonderful panoramic view and I painted it was a fantastic way to relax during a very busy weekend before heading off to find the B&B,a few hours cheated from the busy schedule was just what I needed.

Assington Mill

I also managed to make time this month to attend a painting course with Roy Connelly at Assington Mill in Suffolk this was great fun an entire day spent painting and talking about it with fellow artists and painters.

As I type this entry I am beginning to start work on some new pieces for the

Norfolk Contemporary Craft annual exhibition at the Hostry (Norwich Cathedral) in late November)

I will try to post some images of work as it progresses,as usual i am very busy and finding time to do things I want to isn’t always easy.

Technology Thoughts.

have noticed recently that there seems to an  increase in the way many are connected to the Internet using things like twitter/ Face book to tell us what they were doing a few minutes ago via their mobile phones or other portable devices, much of this seems pointless to me as it is taking time out of an otherwise productive day. Is this healthy and should be concerned that connectivity is so very easy today and some even expect immediate responses. What ever happened to using the phone or even making a person to person call or using the answer phone if there was no reply,these are only some of my thoughts today what do you think about constant connectivity is it really needed.