Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thoughts on teaching

Parfait Dying, Anyone?
I am currently proposing new classes for the League. "What would I like to teach this time," is the question I usually ask myself, but the economy has me thinking the opposite now. "What do I think the public wants to learn?" is the present question.  So, I joyfully propose some new classes (and a few past, well attended classes), what I think would make both me and my prospective students happy.
In an ever changing world, the term "follow your bliss" has been replaced with "do what is economical and practical". One must remember to fill the well, though. An art/craft class can bring you joy.

"We can deny our hearts or we can deny our limits. We can choose to be practical or we can dare to be magical" ~ Tama J. Kieves

Monday, June 25, 2012


Sorry for the lapse. School is out, so the schedule is whacky right now. I have been busy outside of the studio... so I'll post something more interesting soon. Sculpturefest installations are due soon!

“…Weren’t you always distracted by expectation, as if every event announced a beloved? (Where can you find a place to keep her, with all the huge strange thoughts inside you going and coming and often staying all night.)…” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's time to get me a kayak!

Today, it was a hot one.  I stayed home, indoors, and worked on my Sculpturefest stuff and some pillows for my crafts fairs.

But, I'd rather be on the river exploring.....

Yes, I'm doing what I need to do, but I'm dreaming of being somewhere else. Isn't that how it always is?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kayaking on the river

The Connecticut River
I went kayaking with my high school girlfriend all weekend. She brought up her new kayaks for us to play with. We explored a part of the Connecticut river in the late afternoon when the lighting was really wonderful. I shot this image with my android phone. It was weird sitting in my boat and transmitting it to my Facebook page! Ah, the joys of modern life.
We drove over to my families summer place and explored Long Pond in Maine, too. It may just be time to get myself a kayak. I really loved it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday's Surface Design Blowout

The blue tent was my workspace. I shared with Nellie Pennington with the
hope that I could absorb some of her creative energy! Rose Birch was in
the brown tent. Lots of good stuff happened there, too!
My sweatshirt. I was very pleased with the outcome!
Lisa Johnson got some great dying results!
Nellie Pennington hanging up another successful piece.
Sarah Monego painted this silk scarf using glue as a resist.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Surface Design Saturday!

Peggy Sadler's newly dyed fabrics

Sue Geno's dyed scarves

Joanne Shapp's printed T-Shirts

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Surface Design Blowout Weekend

The annual Surface Design Blowout is happening live and in color this weekend!.  It's an opportunity for textile artists to get all the messy work done, in all types of mediums, outside, with a bunch of like minded individuals.  We all come together to work, share and express our passion for textiles.
The weather looks like it will be fabulous! So, we will get really good results with any dye baths and drying.

I am very, very psyched.
I hope to see you there!
I'll post some images after the event.