My Australian trip for 2015 is coming to a close. For those of us that like the stats, I have taken 11 flights, adjusted to 5 different time zones, held 6 courses, taught 87 students, visited 8 different locations over 42 days, enjoying every experience along the way.
The highlights have been many, the wildlife and the stunning scenery that I have been fortunate to see include whales (a mother and calf ) and quokkas at Rottnest, blue wrens and wineries in Margaret River, devils in Tasmania and a helicopter ride over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
I have stayed with some great people who I can now consider friends, I have been wined and dined and generally spoilt. People at home are often suprised to hear I am planning to return for another trip, they only have to read this and see these photos to understand why it will be a great pleasure to come back!
The biggest reason to return is the students I meet. To spend time with people who share my enthusiasm for textiles is a joy. To show them the techniques I have discovered, to watch them develop their artwork and often suprise themselves with what they achieve makes me very happy. Their work is on my students page, I am proud to display it on my website.
I will be home for a couple of weeks, taking a short break after all the traveling. My next adventure is Prague at the end of November for Textile Prague. I will be teaching and exhibiting there.