Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day two

Even though day 3 is about to get underway, I am posting info about day 2. It was a long day, but a satisfying one. We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and left at 8:50 p.m. I have completed one piece, the turtle, and have the trees to finish on the hot air balloon piece. I was very pleased with the turtle, it turned out far better than I had hoped or perhaps I should say far better than I thought it was possible for me to achieve. Always nice to have pleasant surprises.
I would have to rate this workshop as the best workshop I have taken, my expectations have been exceeded.
Today, Wed, we will finish dye painting our pieces and Hollis will begin with instruction on stitching the pieces, another adventure about to begin. It was very interesting when we viewed and discussed her two pieces that are currently hanging in the museum, with Hollis being the person discussing it with us. It is difficult to describe her work to those who have not seen it in person. I find her pieces to be moving, thought provoking, intense.
So I am going to close as the computer is perched on the corner of the bathroom sink. I am trying to be quiet and for those who have traveled or live(d) with me, you know what a challenge that can be! I already had to play pickup sticks with my paint brushes in the dark, but I found all of them. Also my mouse pad is a piece of paper and it wants to move along with the mouse. There is probably one in the bag, but there is barely enough room on the side of the sink for a piece of paper folded in half.
To those I correspond with through various e-mail carriers, some aren't working right. Will try later, this is the best you will get for now.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!
    I've been lurking the last couple of days...core team and P/T conferences. It sounds like things are going well and you guys are having a great time.

    I'm anxious to see how the turtle photo turned out. I don't think I've seen this technique before, so I'm excited to see it.

    I am curious about the statement on your "Busy" post..."Needless to say by the next night the mattresses were on the floor and tape was involved in making another bed." Eager to hear about that! :o)

    It’s good to hear that you are having time just to relax, have fun with your work and enjoy the company.

    Take Care! Love,