Thursday, 16 March 2017

Maribor and the Artists....

Thanks for popping in!
Just a quickie before we set off on our adventure today.
We are being collected at 9 from the hotel to do some sightseeing for the morning.
I know.
It’s a hard task, but somebody’s got to do it!!

Then we’re off to the shopping mall for lunch
before the work begins!

It is brilliant. All through the mall are tables of crafters,
being taught be artists and artisans from all over the world.

This beautiful lady here, Mihaela, is the organiser.
You couldn’t want for a kinder, more hospitable and lovely host.

The little girl in the front is Shaiya.

How do I know her name?

She made her name at one of the tables!

See if you can spot Linda’s and my workshops...

I wasn’t kidding when I said we were in a mall!!!

Look look look!!

And here we all are in the evening, being wined and dined,
and having the best time!
What an international gathering!

I have to go now,
but this lady making a little presentation is from Israel.
She was reading out a poem she had written.
It was pretty special

What a lucky woman I am, to be part of this.
And to be spending the week with Linda.
She is a diamond, a real gem.
You know when you laugh so much, you have to stand with your legs crossed and can’t move ?
Yeah, well there have been a few of those.

Love and Hugs,

Must dash! Said the Mexican..
Must go!  Said the Russian...


  1. Looks like you are both having a fun but busy time. Have a wonderful day
    Hugs go
    Linda xxx

  2. Oh how wonderful it all looks! So exciting for you both!
    Have another fantastic day!
    Love and hugs! Xxx

  3. Hi Barb,
    Wow! It looks fantastic! I bet you are both loving every minute of it and how wonderful that Clarity ( including Groovi and Pergamano) are part of this truly international venture. Enjoy! Love and hugs Alison xxxx

    1. Morning bloggy friends,
      Gosh I'm early this morning! My friends are taking me out for lunch later on so that'll be good. Also got to try my mixer out - it would be rude not to make cake after all! Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

    2. Hi Alison, hope you had fun at lunch. What cake are you making I wonder? My bet would be a lovely lemon drizzle, yummy. Xx

    3. Oooh lemon drizzle, yes please! Hope you are both ok. Sending hugs xxx

    4. Hi Donna and Diane,
      Just Victoria Sponge cake, which I have to say has turned out beautifully! .love and hugs Alison xx

    5. Can't beat a Victoria Sponge! Hope the kitchen is going well. Xx

  4. How exciting it all is - and still you find time to take photos and tell us all about it......thanks xxx. Enjoy!

  5. Wow looks amazing so pleased for you both. Have a great time x

  6. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you're having a great time. Hugs xx

  7. Would that be wonderful here crafting and shopping at same time. Sounds like your having a great time spoilt and working at same time working fun holiday just what you needed a break and your birthday week too lots love Joy xxx

  8. Lovely!!! Glad you are both having such a wonderful time x

  9. Looks great! Wish they'd do that in Oxford instead of tables selling olives/sweets/calendars or mobile phone covers up the middle of the shopping centres ! Have a good time, sounds as if you are ! X

  10. I definitely understand having to stand with your legs crossed! Lol Glad you're having fun

  11. Must feel like you've gone back to the beginning again when you had a little stall outside the shopping centre! Have fun, and keep your legs crossed x

  12. It all sounds so wonderful, enjoy every minute...x

  13. It all sounds great and some play as well as work which is good, and you and Linda enjoy your day Barbara. x

  14. Hello Barb,
    How wonderful to be with so many like minded people and visitors who are so keen to learn. When our little gang meet up every 6 months sometimes standing cross legged is not good enough - oops ha ha. Ask Diane!!
    Love Maureen xx

    1. Oh Maureen my lips are sealed 😂😂😂xxx

  15. Great to hear it is going well for you and Linda out there. What a special idea to have lots of crafty demos in a shopping centre. Have fun. Xx

  16. Afternoon bloggy friends, beautiful day again. Just received a Clarity parcel containing (amongst other things) the two new stencils. They are really lovely especially the allium flower, well worth getting if you haven't already succumbed! Xx

    1. They sound lovely Donna, I ordered the Easter Groovi plates today, it was Maureen's fault, she forced me to do it! Xxx

    2. Hi Donna,
      I must admit I liked the look of these new stencils, but my craft spending is on hold for the moment! Been so windy here today. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  17. Ha ha those crossed leg moments, say no more. Glad you enjoying your trip, work and laughter a really good mix. xx

  18. Well there is a saying, "I laughed so hard, the tears ran down my legs." Must be specially for those of us of a certain age lol. Glad you are both having such fun.

  19. Hi Barbara
    That looks like a wonderful arrangement, shopping and crafting, how lovely. What a great international gathering of like minded people, sounds perfect to me. Great to hear you are having a cross legged laugh time too, good for the soul!! Take care
    Love Diane xxx

  20. What exciting days you're having all the better for the great company. Hope your workshops went well. Hugs
    Jeanette xxx

  21. What exciting days you're having all the better for the great company. Hope your workshops went well. Hugs
    Jeanette xxx

  22. Hi Barbara, just caught up with your travels looks like you are both having a blast.
    You both deserve it as you all work so hard.
    Photos great and sounds such an interesting place with lots of like minded people.
    Have a great time.And thank you for sharing all your travels.
    Lynn xx

  23. Hello Barbara

    Glad to see you are both having fun, even though I expect you are both working your socks off.


  24. Hello Barb, what an amazing trip, and to meet like minded, creative people is always good. Enjoy your time there and thank you for sharing it with us. Take care. Bx


Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x