Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A million years ago [ok more like 30] I was carving lino and thought I was smart mounting it on wood to print cloth.... Fast forward 15 years and on the spur of the moment I realised my kids were growing up and I needed to get a life, so I booked a ticket and 2 months later was sitting on an airplane going to Rajasthan. Sort of crying because all I had was a ticket and 2 nights' accommodation and the plan to get a life, no idea what to do when I got to Delhi but head for Rajasthan. Let me tell you, I had to check on a map before I left exactly where it was! What a shock to the system.... Got to Rajasthan after this, that and the other and discovered the world of blockprint. What a revelation!! It is a long slow process but ooohhh so rewarding. I am the worlds messiest printer and so have evolved styles that rely on my eye, Parwun our workshop printer can be oh so exact and also loosen up and follow my lead with our more creative prints. #thestitchingproject #creativeartssafaris #storiestotell #travelwriting #textiletravels #textilestories #weaving #khadi #crafttours #textiletours #traveltolearn #travelwithlove #experientialtravel #handsonexperiences #wanderandwonder #culturaltourism #learningholidays #traveldeeper #visitthevillage #offthebeatentrack #littlevignettes #inspiredtravels #travelwithus #travelwithlove #meetthelocals #lovekhadi #blockprint  Found much more than I was expecting, by the way 😊

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well that went well....

I tried to turn off the link between Instagram and blogger but it is still coming up.
Oh well?
it is happening- technology wins ....

I tried :)

It is grey today and raining, and raining.
less than 24 hours and that SAD or is MAD syndrome is setting in when you don't see the sun for tttooooooooo long.

Do they have another syndrome for too much humidity? moulding is a consequence of it but does it have a real name, as well as the mental anxiety of sitting in a constant puddle of your own sweat feeling the mouldiness and rot happening.

Yes majorly impacted by the weather. I can feel the land rejoicing and I do love the vibe in my garden but it is hard to rise above my persoal bowl of sweat.

I have work to do, but if I touch paper it starts to sog, stitching yesterday i was so sweaty I could not pull the needle through.
Best place is under a fan with a damp cloth to wipe down and stitching- I think that's it for today.

Sorry to be a moaner, will work on a better attitude soon 

Friday, July 06, 2018

Fried bread and potato. Classic junk food in so many places. Gujarat the twist is in the spices on the potato. Spicy and divine. Compliments of a wandering train vendor. So our little escape to Bhuj started out as it has for the last 5 or 6 years waiting on the station in Ajmer. Usually train is 15 to 30 minutes late, but no problem. You get on have picnic dinner, make up your bed in the clean cotton sheets provided, crash out and wake up almost there. So this time train was 2 hours late and we wake up and look out the window and it looks like we are crossing the Sabramati River in Ahmedabad??? Apparently there are 2 timetables for a train of the same name. The short trip and the long trip... For the first time, ever we have struck the long trip. Ohh joy. Really just means shuffling our schedule. More snoozing today and more running around tomorrow before hitting the beach and chillllllll Travel is like that some days. Enjoy the moment #creativeartssafaris #storiestotell #travelwriting #textiletravels #textilestories #weaving #khadi #crafttours #textiletours #traveltolearn #travelwithlove #experientialtravel #handsonexperiences #wanderandwonder #culturaltourism #learningholidays #traveldeeper #visitthevillage #offthebeatentrack #littlevignettes #inspiredtravels #travelwithus #travelwithlove #meetthelocals #soapboxmoment #lovekhadi #enjoythemoment #tourresearch

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