The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center was on our river walk today in Fort Meyers. An old post office that was renovated, it is on the turn of offering great space for events and art exhibitions. I'll return to see more of what they offer
I've checked on the Pro Chemical and Dye class list, and happy to know that there is only one spot left in the May 7-11 class on Glorious Prints. An almost full house if just fine! These hanging yards I'll show off for how to print, dye, stamp, and more. Hope you'll be along for the blog ride, at least.
After teaching for two days, it was time for sightseeing. A trip to the Koreshan State Park and the sight of the Koreshan Unity Commune (active from the late 1800s to 1940) had a surprise quilt show for me to take in. Just to remind me that quilts are my life.
20 hard-working and dedicated art quilters went through all I could fit in a day of working on design exercises. The sketches, at times made quickly and with little advance plans, went under scrutiny, as evidenced above. Day two unfolds tomorrow.
I've flown to Florida for a workshop with the SAQA group here. We'll start tomorrow, and top of the list is to tackle how to design abstractly, and how good design makes for good art quilts. Time to stretch, I'd say.
Stephen Hawking, the man who would explain a vast part of the universe for us, left us this world to continue with. It is a circle. With luck, exploration will be passed to another brilliant person, and on.
I got to visit Ellen's studio today to see prints she made in a recent workshop. We tried to figure out each method for the effect we saw, and for the most part, figured correctly. Ah, the joys of processes. Lovely fabrics for her works to come.
I was lucky to get a ride to the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild's meeting tonight, and met a graduate of Jane Dunnewold's class, Diane, who had this multilayered piece to show us. It doesn't show how spectacular the work is in this photo, but look for it in Houston later this year.
I strolled through the garden paths at the GardenScape show this week. A handful of competent landscapers set out scenes, giving us the textures and scents of fresh, growing plants. A nice break from the mounds of snow I navigate on my daily walk.