Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Schreibwerkstatt-Klingspor Workshop Two



Ah!  Sometime your path crosses with the most wonderful, kind & generous people. This is the case with the workshop participants at Bad Soden-Salmunster this week.  Last night there was a tradition and ritual performed in the dead of night, walking barefoot through the labyrinth  at the monastery here.  It was of course a pagan ritual, one that I enjoyed immensely if not a little frightened by the prospect that at any minute Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby was going to arrive looking for the "body in the labyrinth" in Midsomer Salmunster. It was also the tail end of a day in the high thirties so it wasn't cold by any means.

Tonight we had the traditional farewell party even though we have one more workshop day to come.  What a blast. Veilen danke to all concerned! Enjoy these pics and think of the wonderful feeling I had when our chorus of two French, one Dutch and eleven German calligraphic scholars sang, in sweet tones "Waltzing Matilda".  It is the best choir I have ever been a part of.



The inscription over the entrance to the church at the monastery. Built in 1742. 


Sweet-spot Salmunster




New friends Dietmar and Benno ... look like trouble to you?



 Gabriele (Germany) & Margreet (Holland)




Renate, Margreet, Kirsten, Renate, Arlete, Pia & Gabriele




 Pia, Marlies & Anja



Another peaceful place to relax, a walled garden with carved Stations of the Cross.


Class show and share coming up  tomorrow.




2 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

I am so enjoying this wander with you G - looks like you are having a special and wonderful time!

kate adderley said...

Hi Gemma, l am enjoying watching your trip from afar, the photos and history are amazing, and the company of new friends found is a beautiful experience, Tom Barnaby is one of my fav's, l love Midsummer Muders. enjoy

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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