This weekend, I think I drove 15.3 bajillion mcsquillion miles to get to various places of work. I went through many counties, countless traffic light systems and roundabouts. Sometimes I went around the round about 3 times. But I may or may not admit that. He heeeeeee.
First off, I drove direct to Corby to go and stay with my fun friend Rosie. I love staying at Rosie's - it's home from home and her family all put up with me by keeping them up until all hours just for my own amusement. Rosie is very caring and would do anything for me (and I for her) - it would have been silly to stay in a hotel, on my own when I could stay on her comfy couch and be treated like a princess in the process. I would have only ordered room service and died of boredom otherwise. Here she is with Freya during a mini shoot I offered to do in return for board and lodgings:
The next day I drove to Aylesbury for a demo in the brand spanking new Hobby Craft store. This is one of the new concept stores from Hobby Craft and wow. I mean WOW! New logo, new store design and new feeling. Had a good few hours demo'ing Letrasets Aquamarkers and even converting proper water colourist into trialling the pens. In their words "more portable than a palette of bricks and tubes". Kudos to the product of course. As a matter of interest, these are being launched on QVC tomorrow - so watch QVC to see them being demo-ed by Marion.
After the demo day I drove back to Corby to stay with my lovely Rosie and was fed and watered crafted out until almost the wee hours. I was up again for an early drive up to Birmingham for the first day of my "on the road" photo courses. 6 lovely ladies greeted me with such anticipation and smiles. Our first stop was coffee (Natch) at Starbucks where I gave them an hours worth of theory. Poors girls, I thought....its such a boring start to the day but we all know that what follows theory is the practical. He heee - that's where the fun really began. Every single girl took to the class with ease, I honestly thought they were all well seasoned photographers. I'm really not kidding. Not one girl asked me to repeat anything and the results of their playbacks proved to me that they "got it". We trod the street of Birmingham with about £10,00 of equipment between us - wow, the power! Here they are:
we roamed around the city taking pics like this:
This Sunday, Im in Gloucester. Then leeds the Sunday after (have one place left if you are interested) and two places in Edinburgh on 7th Aug.
I have new dates, just in case you are interested:
Manchester - Sep 4th
Nottingham - Sep 17th
Colchester - Sep 18th
Glasgow - Oct 2nd
Cardiff - Oct 9th
Norwich - Oct 15th
Lincoln - Oct 16th
See all the details HERE
Ok - BEEEEEEEEEEEEED!