Saturday, May 24, 2014

My Travels to England 2014

Dedham, England
Spending a week in Dedham at Dedham Hall is one of my most favorite things to do.  A week filled with friends, working on my botanical art and discovering the surrounding area is just amazing. 
Ann Swan our art tutor is such a great artist and teacher and someone I can call my friend. 
Dedham Hall & Fountain House
Our days start with a brisk walk on the surrounding footpaths in what as known as Constable Country.  John Constable, known for his famous paintings of the mills in the area.
Some of us walkers!
Flatford Mill
Then we all meet in the dining room for a full English Breakfast.  Then off to the studio, and our days are draw, tea, draw, lunch, draw, tea, draw, with a lot of conversation and laughter in between.
Artists hard at work.
Take a bit of a break and meet up again in the dining room for dinner and more conversation and laughter.  After dinner it's off to the lounge for tea and snacks, more conversation and laughter.
A cookie bouquet for Ann's birthday!
By then we are all exhausted from the day, so it's off to bed.  The day repeats for a full week.  It's always so sad to say goodbye to my English friends, I really love it there.
One of the days, Janie and I went sightseeing to Lavenham and out to English Tea.
Thank you Janie for a wonderful afternoon!
Air New Zealand Boeing 777 The Hobbit
Long flight home, but I'll be back next month!

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