Greeting from Maribor!
Home of the oldest vine in the world, and in the Guiness Book of records. Yesterday morning, a lovely young lady called Laura took us on a guided tour of the city.
It’s a hard task -
but somebody’s got to do it!
and spring is most certainly in the air.
These trees are all along the water’s edge.
We couldn’t work out what they were...
Asked Laura, and believe it or not, it’s a Magnolia tree!
The bridge couldn’t take the weight of all the padlocks here,
so they made a heart construction next to the water,
for lovers to hook up to!
Solid white marble statue of the Madonna.
And a puppeteer on a corner.
Sad but happy.
I always have mixed emotions about street artists.
But he was doing it! So hats off to him.
Then Laura took us to a fantastic roof cafe with a panoramic view of the whole town and the mountains in the distance.
I love the feel of new spring and new life everywhere here!
This was comical.
There was actually a love seat with a frame on the roof,
for folks like us to pose and take pics!
But then we had to go to work!
There was one slight complication,
when only 1 of the 3 boxes of workshop stuff got dropped off.
S H I T
It wasn’t as if we could even attempt to wing it;
the parchment and scissors were in box 2,
and ALL the Groovi plates were in box 3.
But about 5 minutes before the bell rang, the boxes pitched up, and after an unpacking frenzy, Linda kicked off with a lovely Pergamano-style workshop.
The girl did great!!!
I was just the assistant.
In the evening it was down to me and the Groovi.
Also went down very well, I’m pleased to report.
But now I must dash again.
Laura is taking us up the mountain in a gondola before our afternoon and evening workshop shift.
I’m stamping today, so we shall see how they get on with a brayer and torn paper hills....
Love & hugs,