A slight cold - nothing too terrible but thank you for your get wells. A long walk yesterday, I went out for a quick walk but the sun felt so wonderful that I kept thinking "just one more block." I saw a robin and some crocuses bursting out of their shells.
Things: I'm participating in a panel on Sunday in connection with the Mt Airy Art Garage's Quilt Show (NW Philadelphia) and International Women's Day. The title of the panel is "Ain't I An Artist." See Soujourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" here. My discussion will be on the artistry of Boro cloth and will spotlight Jude Hill's modern day interpretation of that cloth.
It would be fun to have you there.
Sunday at 3 pm, at 11 West Mt. Airy Ave, Philadelphia ($10 at the door)
I hope you all have a fab weekend. We are having dear friends visit and taking them to the Mt Airy Art Garage quilt show tonight and to the Philadelphia Flower Show tomorrow. I'm sandwiching in a few fun days between projects (and what sounds like another big snow storm). Celebrate the last of February's dreary march of days.
Hyperbolic Planes in crochet. Yup. Someone's been scurrying through her weekend errands and chores to ponder the Non-Euclidean. You can google this stuff if you are actually interested. But artistically, it has to do with undulating planes in crochet (and origami). This crochet thing is really super cool. And the freeform? Awesome
You have to be pretty good at crochet to do this well. It's like abstract art, if you know what I mean. And I'm not all that good but it sure is fun. I've got to sit down next weekend and weave in all those tails and then sew some things together.
This is an enormous world. One of the sites I found is The Institute for Figuring. You don't need to understand what hyperbolic planes mean in geometry to do this. But I've always like geometry.
Saturday March 22 10am - 1 pm 3 hour class in my home studio (Glenside, PA) 5 students (1 space left) $50 (Includes Kit Fee)
Using a variety of tools (supplied by me), make patterns of your own design.
Search for reference materials and understanding how to use your inspiration to create your own personal patterns to decorate anything is the topic today. I will help you to figure out where you want the patterns and how to get them there. This class is the same topic as my 3 hour class at the CREATE retreat in NJ but covers different techniques. You could take both classes without overlap.
Class size is limited to 5 students.
Your Journal Watercolors, cheap set is fine, I like Prang Small spray bottle Brushes: 1” flat, 1/2” flat, #12 round rag 2 containers for water pencil pen: waterproof A couple of stamp pads
Small scraps of papers with patterns you like. Poke around your drawers and in magazines. Washi tape is good
Wallpaper seam roller craft foam variety of found stamping tools source/reference materials
Splashing with colors marching right across the palette and the page with an overlay of juicy brush pen. A bit of stamping with handcarved and washi tape. Why not?
Some Pitt Pen. A loose arm. Not being careful but careless, without a care in the world. In my watercolor Moleskine. I like that book. Go ahead and paint some flowers. No need to overthink. They don't.