I have settled in here at Baldessin Press Studio in St. Andrews. The Gite Cottage is complete, comfortable bed, Australian wines in the refrigerator or on the counter, fresh bread from the Saturday market, mushrooms and other produce ready and waiting to be tossed into a meal. But the best part has been the students for two days of making earthen pigments into watercolors and then using them in white line wood block prints. Kangaroos hop through the yard and birds of extraordinary color and sound move through the Eucalyptus trees. It is a bit of heaven here.
After a full week of teaching in Halls Gap by the Grampians Mountain Range with wonderful energetic and adventurous students, I have found it no different here. The Australian student is simply put – game for anything – and I come prepared to learn so much from them. I am forever feeling that I am in debt to those who want me to come back time after time. Thank you so much, Janet, Vanessa, Marion, Tess and all those who sign up for the classes they offer.