Hamsterley WI – Report of meeting held on 13th November 2012

WI LogoThe meeting this month commenced at 1pm and members and visitors were welcomed by our President.

Everyone had a pleasant light lunch of soup and sandwiches.

Our speaker this month was Linda Birch who gave an extremely interesting talk. She told us about her early training in Fine Art and how she changed to Graphic Design and Illustration. Linda has been involved with many authors and TV programmes including the famous ‘Bag-puss’ and Jackanory. She has illustrated over one hundred and fifty books and she gave us a slide show letting us see many of her characters. During the talk Linda explained about the process that an illustrator has to go through liaising with the art editors and printers making sure work is done on time so as not to make sections of the line late.

Over later years Linda has taught many groups at summer schools and at evening classes and has never stopped painting herself. many examples of her work can be seen at her Exhibition at The Bowes Museum which continues until February 2013.

Janet gave the vote of thanks.The competition for a four line verse about a cat was won by Hilary and Angela was second.

The annual competition cup was won jointly by Angela Watson and Hilary Jenkins.

Our January meeting will be on the 8TH at 2 PM.

For any ladies young or old who are interested in making new friends, learning new skills, visiting new places and the theatre and generally expanding their horizons please come and join us at Hamsterley WI. You will be very welcome as a visitor or a new member.

Hilary Jenkins

Hamsterley WI

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