Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Home from Art & Soul
I got home from Art & Soul on Sunday night and spent yesterday unpacking and resting. It was a jammed packed, inspiring to the max, and little sleeping week! I saw some old familiar faces and met some new friends who I hope to stay in touch with. The class I taught was awesome and I absolutely loved it. The pictures shown are of my class and the fabrics and ribbons they dyed. It's a lot of pictures but I wanted to show as much as I could.
As for the classes I took I have to say that Michael deMeng's class was fabulous. It was certainly out of my element but I loved the process and the project is very cool. I had to pack my piece in the boxes of teaching supplies I had Fedexed home because it had long, pointy screws on it. I didn't think they'd let me on the plane with it ("It's art, it's a weapon, it's art, it's a weapon, wait! It's two things in one!") and I had more faith in the Fedex guys not crushing it than if I had put it in my checked luggage on the plane. I'll know on Thursday when I expect the shipment. I also enjoyed Diane Downs class, "mini-slide mount book", very fun and she was so nice and generous with her supplies! Sass Colby is a wonderful, inspiring teacher and I would recommend anyone to take a class from her even though I left early to set up for vendor night. I missed a lot because of that but I plan to take another class with her in the future. Misty Mawn's class was different and she was good at showing her techniques and how she painted but I don't think I had much talent for it. Vendor night was a whirlwind and then Sunday morning I had to pack all my stuff up again, tape the crap out of my boxes that were wearing thin and hope everything makes it home okay.