Monday, April 07, 2008
Back from Manchester....and WANDA'S GETTING MARRIED!
(Above: Laura-Jane Gibson, me, and Mathias at Costa Coffeehouse in Salford Quays, England.)
It took twenty-one hours from the time I left the hotel until I arrived in Columbia, but I'm back. The trip was WONDERFUL. Above is a photo of me with Mathias and his girlfriend. They were both spectacular in Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Swan Lake. I took 699 images, wrote dozens and dozens of pages in my journal, went to York, Bradford (Texera Mills), Chester, and to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. I will be working with these images and posting over the next week the following entries:
1) Going without embroidery...seeking inspiration and learning to relax
2) Swan Lake
3) Texera Mills
6) The Whitworth Gallery
7) Final Thoughts.
In the meantime, I'm dealing with all the framing that piled up in my absence! Thank God Steve does housework...otherwise returning home might be unbearable!
While I was away, my sister Wanda called. She and Reinhard are flying from Germany to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (where my parents live) to get married! Reinhard has never been married. In a sense, he's always carried a torch for Wanda. Wanda has been married twice...although the first one lasted only about three months. In a sense, she's never really been in love....except when she was sixteen years old....with Reinhard! It's like a fairytale....childhood sweethearts uniting! I'm so happy for them both. Steve and I are, of course, driving to Slippery Rock for this very special occasion.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 4:53 PM