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Participants have included folks from all around Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands, the USA, Italy, and Orkney. Every participant leaves with materials to carry on and the confidence to try it all again.

I am going to use this method to create my holiday cards!

This is going to help me simplify my compositions for painting.

I am creating the view from my bedroom window overlooking the Stromness harbour, for I will miss it when I return to Germany.

“Great to share time with you and learn a new way of printing. I’ll use it for sure, including our conversation. Look for me to be back to Orkney!” – Robert

“Thank you for making me feel like I could do art. I felt safe knowing that you would not touch my print and that you demonstrated on your piece, what might come next for me. Fiona

I have created one picture and find that I actually can create three from the one.

Gloria Wallington discovered many new ideas during her workshop participation.

Jacqueline Rada-Sferra from Manhattan, NY

Flora Muir of Paisley was caught by the stone walls and stones.

Daisy Green, Maine, USA, likes to work inside squares. The two abstracts started out as her practice carvings to get the feel for the tools. In the end, they pleased her enough to show them. She is also captivated by laundry wherever she travels. It is the story that the blowing clothes tell that keeps her looking for those wash days! She also liked the idea of a total change coming from a varying colour choice.

Claire Stevenson loves her Evie, Orkney home in all seasons.

Jerelee Bassist, Maryland, USA, found the heather a color she never intended to use. She also was fascinated by the graffiti of the ancient people.

Ingrid M. Morrison really felt the strength of the Stromness sunset and used a portion of her composition for her holiday cards.

Victoria Hugget’s Puffin

  

Grace Rose McCay from Indiana is 72 years young and got her first USA passport in order to see the Orkney she had dreamed of. She was inspired by the inscriptions on the stones and painted them directly onto the print.

 

Sandra Vida is a visual media artist from Calgary, Canada. She brought many interesting ideas to the studio including the idea of using metallic ink pens on top of the finished print.

Sandra Vida is a visual media artist from Calgary, Canada. She brought many interesting ideas to the studio including the idea of using metallic ink pens on top of the finished print.

Kay Buerkner, Berlin, Germany She will never forget the view from her room window.

Helen Miller, Orkney