Thursday, December 23, 2010

Art Unraveled 2011 - Dye Class

I will be teaching a fabulous class at Art Unraveled in August of 2011. Registration is now open!

Go here to read all the information.

This will be my fourth year to teach at Art Unraveled and I look forward to it. It's not just about the teaching and selling my wares on vendor day, it's also about all the great friends I've made who come back year after year. It really it a community of people that I would miss were I not able to attend.

If you've ever wanted to learn dye techniques, have access to lots of different type fabrics and ribbons (primarily silks) to dye, perhaps color match to dye something a particular color, then you really should take the class. It's fun and truly magical to see white fabric transformed into a rainbow of colors, colors of your choice!

Check out the other classes being offered too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quiet During Rain and Foggy Mists

It's been raining a lot. I guess it's in the news, especially the rain in SoCal, but here in Central California in the Mountains we've had our share. It's dreary and keeps me inside.

My driveway was strewn with tree debris today after the storm and now another front is on it's way to dump even more rain on us. We are grateful for the rain though filling up our water tanks.

I ventured to town expecting there might be some road issues, but the trees had been cut and cleared and the roads were fine. I made it to the fabric store and the grocery store but the shopping was mayhem. Irate, horn honking drivers who switched lanes without blinkers and sometimes without looking. The wait in lines was very long and I arrived back home exhausted several hours later than I expected.

During these storms I find it's a time to do quiet work. I've been busy with some new class proposals for upcoming retreats. Here is what my desk looks like so you get an idea of what the project is. I've also been doing some nuno felting in my studio and I will take pictures of those pieces in the next day or two.

I've got a pot of ham and beans on the stove and I need to make the spinach salad and cornbread soon to go with.

Hoping everyone has wonderful holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

East Coast Art Retreats comes West!

I am so excited to be teaching here next year! I will post more information as it comes to me.

Art Is...Petaluma
September 22 - September 27, 2011

Sheraton Hotel Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, California 94954

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I'm still here

I want to thank everyone who came to the craft faire this last weekend to see me and purchase scarves from me AND to support my husband and son in their new endeavor. The wood items were a big hit and I am so happy for them.

I am working on scarves and stoles using handwoven, silk brocade, and muslin fabric strips to make more wayward threads. I've listed a few more in my Etsy shop. I plan to leave them in the shop to see what sells but if they are still listed next week I will consider taking them to local galleries so if you have your eye on something then ........ I hate to say "get it now or it'll be gone" but just so you know my intentions.

I haven't gotten in the holiday decorating spirit yet but I hope it will hit me this weekend so we can get a tree cut and decorated. Deck the Halls and all. I'll be wearing one of these scarves I made (these 2 are listed in Etsy) and perhaps that will make me feel jolly? Yes, I think so.