Wow, has stuff ever been happening! I am down at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA with the Empty Spools Seminars where I am artist in residence for this session. Below is a picture of where I am staying, the Pirate's Den and my room is on the upper right. I can hear the ocean and have great windows on two sides...not that I am in my room much!
I am set up in Merrill Hall:
and the other half. On the back of the room divider I have more work and then there is work up on the stage. The flowers belows were set up for my table and the flowers above were given to me after my 30 minute presentation which everyone has said was great! Am I basking in the sun!
So, as artist in residence, I had to start making art! I did six pieces that are 12 x 12 on timtex. They are all square although that isn't the way they look in my snapshots. Each is $150. As I haven't had much time to dye new fabrics, I have chosen to work in all batiks which is a lot of fun. I haven't used commercial fabrics in a while. Of course, a few odds and ends of my stuff does creep in!
This piece below was sold before it was finished!
I have left my students dangling for a week but they can critique my new work. By tomorrow I should have eight little 6x8 pieces done. I am having too much fun!
Then today I checked my email and got a date for my two person show at the Galesburg Art Center in Galesburg, IL for Oct 9- Nov 7, 2009! I have a little time to get stuff together!
And I also got a request to teach at Quilting by the Lake this year in the fall...they will have a QBL2 this year. I am trying to work out the dates which would be just before or just after I am at the Hudson River Valley Inn to teach there.
And now, the gratuitous images of my grandsons: Jacob, age 3
And Ashton, age 3 months...
I leave you with that happy face! Life doesn't get any better!