But - you can't keep creativity down and we have decided to go ahead with the Herdwick calligraphy ideas and use this as the theme for our next exhibitions in late 2016 / spring 2017.
Once all dates and places are confirmed I'll post the details.
We also decided today to plan another couple of group outings - coming up at the end of this month at the Design Centre in Sunderland there is a Letter Exchange exhibition which we are keen to come and see. Later in the year the SSI are holding a 95th Anniversary exhibition at York Minster called Divine Inspiration which should be another great day out to look forward too.
Our first tutor workshop isn't planned until June - with John Ward coming to visit us. John has been a regular tutor for a number of years now and is always great fun - and he brings sweets! So that gives us the next few meetings to carry on with our Herdwick project and see where the ideas take us.
It's been a while since I've been on any other residential or weekend courses but other members in the group are still very active in going on workshops in the UK, or abroad. Last weekend Dr Manny Ling was teaching at Higham Hall so a couple of the group had attended the weekend and I've popped a picture below written by Manny - Walnut Ink with red acrylic dropped into the wet ink.