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.














4 comments:

joanne huffman said...

I'm glad you posted all the photos, they look wonderful. I knew your class would be a great success. I hope vendor night was a big commercial success.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorri! Fabulous pictures! Just read through some of your old posts, your home is beautiful... and I'm very inspired at the moment. I'm in SF taking a class at Center for the Book...
I'm not sure if you've been in my store... but we've converted several dealer spaces into mini art galleries. Nancy Howells, Allowin Linton, Carol Millich, and Chris Mengler, all are currently showing some of their work. I'D LOVE YOU HAVE YOU IN THERE!! Something about those piles of silk ribbons stirs deep inside. I think you'd do really well, especially if we could get you in before Christmas.

I have a couple of ideas... lets talk! I'll be home tonight so lets talk soon.
Best brightest blessings to you!
Chris Flynn, Boulder Creek Antiques and ART!

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

Lorri, thank you for taking the time to write a comment on my blog and for taking the time to look through all of my flickr pictures of art n soul - I'm so glad that someone appreciated the time I took at describe every picture! LOL

Your dyed fabrics from your class look amazing. And I wonder, do you die silk to make ribbons? I adore hand dyed silk ribbon - can't afford it, but love it!

Again, thank you for visiting.
Oh, and I'm going to add your blog to my favorites so I can keep up with you - Jan

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

Lorri, thank you for taking the time to write a comment on my blog and for taking the time to look through all of my flickr pictures of art n soul - I'm so glad that someone appreciated the time I took at describe every picture! LOL

Your dyed fabrics from your class look amazing. And I wonder, do you die silk to make ribbons? I adore hand dyed silk ribbon - can't afford it, but love it!

Again, thank you for visiting.
Oh, and I'm going to add your blog to my favorites so I can keep up with you - Jan