September 11, 2007
You can click on this picture to made them larger to study them more carefully. Maybe tomorrow I will post some pictures I took in East Grinstead. It's like I'm still there. And believe me I wish that were the case.
September 9, 2007
Attentive students while Bob demonstrates and shows examples.
Then at various times during the week the students are hard at work. What a great bunch of students they turned out to be. The majority of them have been students of Claire and Leslies at Committed to Cloth and were so talented.
The next post will be of the critiques. There you will be able to see what they accomplished during the week and also I hope to throw in some pictures of East Grinstead. I spent a few days walking around town. And as a good Episcopalian, I found the local Anglican church and went to a morning service on Wednesday. So more to come but I have to figure out how to download the pictures so it isn't such a pain. I did discover that if you click on the pictures they become larger and that will be great for the next bunch. Thanks for reading. Later
September 8, 2007
WOW. Where do I begin. We had a great time in the UK. What's not to like about traveling to a place where they still like us...well most of us. We left Indianapolis Thursday night and flew to Detroit and caught the 9:30 PM to Gatwick. It seemed like 30 planes all landed at the same time and everyone had to go through immigration. The line was long and slow. When we finally made it through, there was Claire Benn waiting for us. What a relief to see her smiling face in the crowd. We were whisked away to Bovey Cottage. What a gorgeous place. The grounds were spectacular. James had fresh vegetables and a wide variety of fruit growing. Fresh figs in the morning and fresh veggies in the evenings.
I suppose a lot of you know of Bob's habit of going to bed early and getting up early. If not he does...or used to. He was in the habit of going to bed around 6:00 PM and getting up around 1:00AM or 2:00 AM. James and Claire were bound to break him of this habit and he was doing very well. So one morning when he got up at the late hour of 5:00 AM he was able to play a little ball with Angus (below) and snap this picture of fog at Bovey. That was the only time the weather was anything but beautiful. The whole week Bob was teaching at Chequer Mead over in East Grinstead was sunny and cool.
My buddy Angus
Well that about covers the weekend. Class started on Monday. Tomorrow I will post about the class and have lots of pictures.
Thanks to Maggie at Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese for giving me a little kick start to get this posted.
August 22, 2007
Later this week I will post some pictures from the workshop Bob did for Committed to Cloth in England. I am still suffering from jet lag. We got home at 11:oo PM last night. I am a little off today. The pictures from QBL are not in the positions I wanted them in but I don't have the energy to figure out how to move them around.
August 20, 2007
Well that is all for today. This is our last day in the UK and I will be sad to leave. Bob is ready to get back and start working again. As much as he likes doing workshops, they do take him away from the studio.
June 20, 2007
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I thought this would be the best time to do this with Bob having several classes coming up and I could let you know how they are going and show work on the blog page. Now I have to figure out how to get this published.
This is a picture of a Puffin. Bob just finished it. Once a year he slows down and does some animal for the Columbian Park Zoo here in Lafayette. He carved out the puffin on Styrofoam. Then covered it with Thiox and discharged the image. Kind of like a wood cut. Then he went back and added some color with Seta paints and thread.
Here is a detail of another Puffin. This puffin is made from a woodcut Bob did using oak. He used the same technique that he used on the Styrofoam block above.
So this is the blog. Come back. I plan on posting at least once a week time permitting. Thanks.