Sunday 27 April 2008

Art Specially event 5 - 6 April

My good friend Wezz from Belgium, Michael and Myself.

We had a ball at this event held in Zeist. The organisers had truly put everything in to make it successful. 36 vendors, workshops and demonstrations.

Me demoing Ranger Distress Ink Techniques.

Carla and Myself

Anniemek from OSA

Tricia's Make and Take.

We had an extra day after the show and our hostess Angela Louvres took some of us out for the day. Included in the tour were Rob and Judy from Judikins, Linda from Lost Coast designs, Michael Strong and Tricia from Club Scrap.
We ended up at a farm and Angela's friend Meike was there waiting. It turned out to be a clog manufacturer. We saw the whole thing from sawing a log, shaping the clogs, honing them out and sanding.

Angela bought each of us a pair.

Michaels Happy
Judy's happy

Next off we went to our next surprise, a ride in a horse drawn covered wagon. We drove through the Dutch countryside and ended up by a picturesque bridge over a dyke. Angela had prepared a picnic lunch on the bridge.

Then we travelled back on the horse drawn vehicle to a centre where Mieke had a workshop. We had to decorate our clogs. Everything was provided and it was great fun to see what everyone did.


I didn't finish mine.

Eventually it was time to head back. We had a boat to catch in Rotterdam. There endeth a lovely weekend.


Carol said...

Fabulous trip!!!! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the finished clogs.

Autumn Labbe-Renault said...

How fun that you got to see Wezz! She's such a sweetie.

Can't wait to see what the clogs look like when you're through.

Unknown said...

Wow! how fun was that, love the idea of decorating your own clogs. I used to go to Holland a lot when I lived in Germany and love it there - brilliant

Mandy Chilvers said...

great trip. are you going this year?