Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey you all!

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!


Anonymous said...

I can't decide which I like better: the grandsons or the artwork. They're both beautiful!

Gerrie said...

I have been missing our regular critique conversations. You are doing some interesting work.

Thw boys are adorable. What a great smile on the baby.

You are making me homesick for Asiolomar.

Vivien Zepf said...

Beautiful kids; great artwork!

Rayna said...

Liz - your new work looks like such fun! Lucky you, to be artist-in-residence at such a beautiful place. And that little Ashton is beyond cute! I think he looks just like you. Jacob, of course, goes without saying - adorable and talented kid that he is.

I have been too busy/tired to read or post much and miss keeping up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz!

I so wish my trip to Asilomar and your artist in residence dates would have overlapped! It looks like you're having a blast! It's so beautiful there. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to go!

Keep up the great work, have fun, walk down to the beach, and enjoy the adorable grandbabies when you can!

Sue K.

Virginia Greaves said...

I love all of the work on the wall with the black behind it and the turquoise draping over the table -- really sets the work off and brings forth the vibrancy of the colors in your work. Did you notice that the flowers have a lot of the same colors as in your work? I also enjoyed the grandsons -- from the attitude of the 3 yr old to the shining pure joy of an infant. They are both beautiful.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Liz, beautiful work! I don't know how you do it under pressure. The babies are gorgeous too!