It's a new year, so I hope everyone has been celebrating the emerging peace in Aleppo, and hoping for a resolution of conflict in Syria, which isn't helped by terrorist attacks in Turkey.
Details of my trip to Norway are on the Peace Painting website here.
This month, I was invited to the Art & Design Conference, which I initially thought would be a paid talk about Peace Painting at The Collection Museum and Art Gallery.
The week of the event, this became a workshop - for teachers attending. I'm used to running workshops for children, so this was going to be a new challenge.
This was good for teachers to learn what children experience and gain from Peace Painting workshops, and it's interesting to see how they all responded differently to the theme, but with only an hour, there wasn't much time to really explore ideas about peace in any greater detail.
It was a fun event, with an informative talk by Lesley Butterworth of NSEAD, and lunch of course provided :-)