April 2011

April 2011

Julie’s first wax picture

Next on to Deniliquin joining the advance party preparing for the 25th Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’ s rally. Over eleven hundred vehicles were in attendance. Unfortunately Margaret was not well and had to cancel her Encaustic Art classes.  She was better for the Market Day on Saturday and managed to start five new people on their encaustic journey. We purchased a new Toshiba laptop computer and have had a lot of difficulty with it. Shepparton was our next destination to stay with one of Margaret’s nieces Julie and her partner. We found that Julie works for a local organization called Connect GV which cares for disabled        people and that next day was their craft day.  Julie invited Margaret to give her group a   demonstration.   About forty people, carers and clients were kept spellbound for over two hour  whilst Margaret wielded her iron.  Then by popular demand Julie was persuaded  to put on an  apron and try her hand.  She was amazed and delighted by the result as she had never before    been able to achieve anything artistic. A quick trip back to Wodonga to see a web designer to sort out our web problems.   Grounded  by Margaret’s recurring chest problems we returned to Shepparton.  Next we plan to head    towards Adelaide and try to find some warmer weather.