I was invited to spend a day with the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild last Sunday. They meet at the Art Center on Indian Rocks Beach once a month. It was a challenge to teach them anything about fiber art that they didn't already know, but we had a great time together constructing portraits. Each of us brought three pieces (or more) of thrift store clothing - one light, one dark and one medium print. We put them all together on a table to share.
We worked hard from 9am to 5pm and accomplished a lot in that time. These ladies are serious about their work but fun loving artists!
Near the end of the day, each artist took the time to evaluate and critique a portrait made by a classmate.
We then shared our observations and made suggestions and gave compliments about each portrait.
I was so impressed with the work ethic and creativity of these artists. It was my pleasure to work with them and I hope to visit again sometime. Special thanks to Angie, who hosted me the night before. It was a treat to get to see Angie's studio and meet her husband and her sweet pup.