We found an amazing little tea room, which kind of doubled up as a little antique shop, where we had the world's best hot chocolate. Leandra sampled the Amaretto and I had the white chocolate. We were of course just expecting a mug but look at what we got....this jug held three cup fulls and I hate to admit that we both managed to drink all of it.....it really was delicious!
After a long day of travelling, sight seeing and shopping we were feeling in need of a little drinky poo and something to eat and found a great bar playing fabulous Irish music, we loved it, they even had a small boy do a stint if Irish dancing!! So after a couple of drinks and me spilling the remains of a vodka and coke over Leandra, we head back to our hotel which in itself was a fun experience. The hotel was right at the airport and we decided to stay there as it was where the classes were to be held. I am so glad we did stay there, it's a fab hotel themed around aircraft. You could have your breakfast in an aeroplane cabin
Day two we headed out to Kinsale, another very picturesque town with wonderful shops, restaurants and art galleries. I really fell in love with more than one painting in an art gallery and could easily have come home with a couple of them.....sadly, a bit out of my price range but they will be etched into my memory for a long time!
Such a beautiful place......
Sunday morning finally arrived and I was beyond excited about taking a class with Anna Dabrowska who is also known as Finnabair or Finn for short. I have admired her work for the past six months or so and really couldn't miss the opportunity to take a class with her. She is uber talented with such a unique style and yet every piece she creates is different from the previous one. Each piece simply captivates you, you can't stop looking at all the layers and detail of her work........just amazing!!!
This is my creation from our morning class. I'm not used to working with photographs in my work, so this was quite a different exercise for me. I used a shot of a small antique store in Venice which I absolutely fell in love with.
This is close up shot of the far left corner.
blog, I promised you that you will be inspired and amazed by her work.