Today was the first class for Pet Portraiture. I'm teaching a 4 week session at the Handicraft club. One student came to class today. I don't know if Good Friday threw off the other students, but I was grateful that one came. She is doing a portrait of her dachshund Wallie. For my demo I was working on Shari's dynamic duo: Huckle and Hobbes. I've never taught in this wing of the club before. It is a wonderful studio, filled with light and plenty of work areas.
After class, I had to hustle over to Bristol for a Daffodil tea at Blithewold. Gail had made the reservations and it was fun to see the gardens. Our last tea, was in December. The house was so beautifully decorated then. This time Gail had her sister, Edna had her sister and Jeanne was my fill in sister! The weather couldn't of been more perfect. It felt marvelous to be outside in this setting.
My photos don't due justice to the grounds and hothouses. I think it was a case of just enjoying the moment and not looking at it through the camera lens. You can see more of it here.