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.

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