I spent all of July and half of August in the states. Had a lovely weekend with my lovely friends Ryan and Becca at their lovely wedding in Oklahoma City. Then just hung out in Omaha, enjoying doing very little.
When I got home I started a two week volunteer placement with an organisation called Venture Arts. What they do is provide art workshops for adults with learning disabilities, for example Down Syndrome or Autism, and through regular attendance the participants create artwork in a variety of media, all based around a single topic. The current topic is nature, so I have been helping people to create photograms of flowers, make origami hedgehogs, stitch observational drawings of plants onto fabric, and create 3D collage self portraits from pressed leaves.