Early Tuesday evening was crisp and clear with the most magnificent Northern Lights I have seen for a while, they were all around and across the top of the Old Post House...they appeared earlier than usual as it was only 6.45pm. Unfortunately no matter what setting I put my little point and shoot camera on it will not capture the Aurora Borealis...but they were fabulous I assure you!
Last weekend I finally got to run my Paste Paper and Japanese Bookbinding workshop with a very friendly and enthusiastic group of 7.
The Sat afternoon was spent creating the decorative covers and endpapers with the paste paper mixture for their book. Making paste paper is a gentle way to tap into your inner creative child and just allow yourself to play...it really is glorified finger painting, so nothing to be scared of, some were particularly surprised at just how creative they were and what they could achieve.
Being creative is not about making the perfect finished artwork it is about being in the moment, being enthusiastic about what you are doing and knowing that these little moments as Escher says are something beautiful and important.
My studio was a hub of creative activity.