In order to help my groups with creativity, and to perhaps set them up for projects over the summer if they want to, I've asked everyone to come up with a topic they'd like to work with. It has been very interesting and inspiring - 22 people have topics now - there are some repetitions but plenty of variety.
Here's a few I can remember : Mercator, Hippos, Seasonal food, Culpeper's remedies, Shipping forecast, history of Newark, Maypoles, Tai Chi, flowers in bridal bouquets, weddings, honey, inspirational quotes, blue (the colour, not the boy band!), Italy, worms (this was a change from her first idea of Henry VIII !).
Made me think I ought to have a project of my own, I was going to choose Northumberland, but have narrowed it down to Dunstanburgh castle which is one of my favourite places on earth!
I've gathered lots of info, and done a rough of a first piece - will put it on here when it's looking a little better.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.