The Internet is a joy, if you can get on it. It’s a major irritation if your satellite is acting up! That is the only excuse I have for not posting lately. It’s a wimpy excuse, but it’s mine!
I’m currently out-of-town at Fabrications for 3 days of rapturous fiber art workshop. An additional perk is the free Wi-Fi in the lobby, hence this post. 🙂 Besides, you have to love a Fiber Art Retreat that has a view like this out the classroom window.
I’m taking the class with Fran Skiles. It was a tough decision as Laura Cater-Woods is teaching here, as well a Jeanne Beck. I have taken two classes with Laura and was very tempted to take it again but I decided to jump of the comfort cliff. Fran’s work and techniques are very different from anything I have ever played with before. I’m so far outside of my box, I can’t even find it.
I have discovered a new tool (anything you use to make art it a tool).
We spent day 1 stitching on cotton duck cloth and then coating it with gesso. White gesso and – ta da, it comes in black too. The next great discovery was Clear Gloss Medium. I know, I know… you are thinking “they’ve been around since dirt was new, where have you been?”
I lead a sheltered life.
Here is one of Day One’s pieces (just started). Do I like it? I don’t know, it’s awfully busy. But it has a lot more layers to go.
The adventure continues…