|Art work by Immy Smith on paper dyed by Scott Mantooth|
I helped Im set up and had a chat to Larry, the founder of Rising Sun, he was a very interesting man. We had quite a few people wander in and out throughout the day. During a quiet moment Im and the two volunteers and I had lunch together which was really fun. The room was pretty big, there were luggage tags hanging off of fairy lights, some paintings on the wall and a giant book made by Beth Coin and painted in by Im, Michelle Anderst, Scott Mantooth and a few other artists. There was a roll of paper laid out at the far end with some twigs and magnifying glasses so that people could draw - that had been a favourite with children who came by, on Saturday there was a gentleman called Dennis who had learning difficulties who came in, sat down and drew lichen and twigs fairly much for the whole day. Some very interesting people came in it was a really nice atmosphere. In the afternoon, Larry asked if I'd be ok manning the cafe, to which Im replied 'I can't think of anyone else I'd rather trust with our tea and cake needs', so I got to serve people for a couple of hours. It was fun being behind a bar again. At about 5pm we packed up the exhibit for good and got everything back in the car.
|(L-R) Sharon Birzer, Jen Purnell, Immy Smith, Michelle Anderst, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Veronique Robigou, on luggage tags hand-dyed by Scott Mantooth.|
This morning, Mr. - is -thinking made us all scrambled egg, beans and sausages for breakfast with olive bread and jalapeno and cheese bread. Yum! After that Mrs. Im grabbed the giant book and headed out for the last of the Science Week events and I jumped on a train home. What a fascinating weekend! I'm glad I got to support Im and learn some exciting stuff at the same time.