Yesterday I spent the most wonderful day at Hope & Elvis and was astounded by what you can create with a humble piece of paper!
Elizabeth Shorrock creates the most beautiful hand made books that are truly works of art.
I can honestly say that I've never had such a good time folding paper and learning all about 'mountains and valleys' (Louise even found mountain-themed songs to play as we merrily worked away!)
Elizabeth was so generous with her knowledge and we made so many samples so that we could look back on them in the future.
Just look at Elizabeth's amazing work...
This is actually the whole of Shakespeare's work!
And then, in the blink of an eye, it was dinner time!
Magie did her culinary magic again and we had the most delicious soup with a cheese scone, still warm from the oven!
And the chocolate, caramel and bramble tart was so delicious that I nearly forgot to photograph it!
After dinner we began to make our own books, so using scraps from my left over prints that I'd brought from home I began to create a collage.
Louise and Elizabeth having a good old chat and laugh...
Then I started to snip away...
(sorry chucks, I've forgotten to take a photo of my book!!!! I'll pop it on later!)
Let's have a little mooch around the beautiful Hope & Elvis studios...
Louise looked after us all day and spoiled us with tea and Tunnocks!
And just look at the stunning work created by the very talented ladies on the workshop...
Isn't it amazing how different everyone's turned out!
Thanks so much Louise and Magie for such a lovely, lovely day and thank you Elizabeth for such an inspiring workshop.