Monday, 12 October 2015

It's nearly time to go ......again!

It's been a very busy few weeks since we came back from the last cruise...

...and now it's almost time to leave for the next one!!

Final docs came this morning...

...coach ticket booking made yesterday...

...and sample Travel Journal for Atlantic Showcase is done! YEY!!









I've used loads of Brusho Sprays...

...some stencils...

...and printed pages with blocks from Colouricious.

All the packs that I've put together for the two cruise legs have been folded and block-printed too...

...so they have a head start as soon as they join the sessions! :-)

I've also put together my own sketchbook...



...and have decided to focus on colour and pattern this time.

I treated myself to a new set of Schmincke watercolours, and filled-up the extra spaces with some Sennelier half-pans.....so no excuses...painting SHALL be done!!

(Yes...I know I haven't shown you any pages from the last trip's sketchbook yet...but all will be revealed at some point...promise! :-)

The next couple of weeks will be taken up with writing the final chapters of the book on Colourcraft Liquid Batik Dyes...

...and stitching final samples to be photographed.

My work table is completely covered in pots and trays of beads for stitching onto a piece of dyed silk that will (hopefully) be pictured on the front cover.

Oh Boy!

...do I need a 72 hour day right now!!

x C

6 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm dizzy but enjoying all the photos and plans! Is the cruise going to the same places with new people or to new ports?
I took one rather long cruise "The Path of the Vikings" which began in England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Boston...I played with my water colors several days...great fun!
Yes, you do need a 72 hour day...best of times!

Penny said...

All sounds fantastic, and you are so busy, love hearing about your doings.

Chris Gray said...

New ports...new folks! :-)

It's going to be such fun!!

x C

Diane Kelsey said...

Are you teaching the travel journal on the cruise? It looks amazing x

Chris Gray said...

Yes Diane. These travel journals are tailored to suit the destinations on each cruise and people work on them throughout the two weeks.

I take all the materials - including computer printouts for various maps etc and then we collect newspapers, paper bags, till receipts, menus...and anything else that isn't screwed down to use inside.

It's so nice because everyone shares stuff and therefore all go home with a wonderful souvenir of their trip.

x C

Caterina Giglio said...

you are always so busy!! but I know it is lovely to keep working.. and being able to cruise is fabulous! beautiful work, by the way!! x