I had a nice surprise last week which was to find out that Homes & Antiques magazine featured our furniture painting workshops in their 101 Best Courses for 2013. Thank you H&A magazine!! It means so much to be mentioned in this feature and not just because it's so fun to see West Egg's name in print. but it also makes me realise that these workshops are so popular. It's funny as I never intended to teach when I set up West Egg and it's not something I would have dreamt of doing really - it's just an opportunity that presented itself, I grabbed it and I've not looked back.
From the beginning though I've been really passionate about sharing my skills and techniques, ideas and inspirations with the students who come along. Someone told me when I started these workshops that I was crazy to be so open with my knowledge, maybe I am, but I don't think so.
For every idea or technique I share, I definitely get at least one back. The students who come to the workshops are some of the most inspiring, creative and charming people I've met in my life. At the end of every workshop I drive home buzzing with energy because I just spent the day with an amazing group of people who transformed pieces of furniture in just one day. And everyone is so unique. I've never seen any two people do the same thing, it's quite extraordinary. I guess part of the reason I love teaching the workshops so much is because West Egg is primarily an online store so contact with customers is limited; it's fun to get out there and out and meet people!