|It was a wonderful surprise to receive these beautifully coloured tyvek beads, bead snowflake and handmade card|
Carolyn treated me to tea and cakes in a lovely tearoom overlooking the harbour. It was so nice I took the family back later in the week for lunch. Another blog friend Julie Mackinder from Lincolnshire joined us and we had a great time discussing each others work.
Here's a link for Julie's stitched creations www.mixedmedia-jem.blogspot.co.uk
Later Carolyn showed me around some of her favourite St. Ives galleries. It was like being with an old friend we got on so well. Thanks for a lovely day Carolyn
Click on to this link and you will be able to see her work www.carolynsaxby.blogspot.co.uk
Do you remember the cushion I got earlier in the year ? Well it came from St. Ives mixed media artist MAXINE PHAROAH who has a studio at the Sloop Craft Workshops. It was so nice to meet her and to gaze at all her lovely work. Maxine was busy working on one of her many commissioned pieces when I arrived.
See the little bird on the shelf, well I couldnt resist it and had to bring it home. We did do a bit of a swap, Ive got a Sara Midda book that Maxine has been after so Ive sent it down to her now.
To see more of Maxine's work here is a link to her website www.maxinepharoah.com
My St. Ives visit looks like its going to be running all week with all the people I met and things I saw so stay tuned readers for more Cornwall adventures.