I have just returned from a ten day retreat at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Fiber artists came from all over the country. We brought lots of stuff. We locals have to share with those who arrive by plane. Those of us who drive tend to load our cars to the brim.
Sometimes in the morning, I like to go to the studios early and see what everyone is up to. This year, I gathered some photos of the stuff we brought. Here is some of our stuff:
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Not bragging, BUT . . . . I have spent this past week (plus) in the presence of some very big names in the fiber world. Among them are Pamela Allen, Susan (Lucky) Shie, Susan Lenz, Kris Sazaki, Deb Cashatt, Marianne Williamson, Wendy Smith Wood, and Mary McBride. And those are just the teachers and organizers. I have also gotten to meet some wonderful artists - the students and fellow retreaters at Focus on Fiber in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. I am feeling so fortunate to be soaking up wisdom from them as well as getting to know them better.
Friday, March 14, 2014
I am spending this week at a wonderful fiber artists retreat. It is like summer camp for quilters and dyers. This is the third of (I hope) many years to come, that I have attended this event. I just finished up a three day class with the incredible Susan Shie, and will have a shibori dyeing class tomorrow with Wendy Wood. It is amazing to spend quality time with talented artists and be inspired by their work and their lives. Here are some photos from our time together so far.