I'd show you the baggage tags with one traveling from Denver to Chicago then Rochester, the other Denver to Atlanta then Rochester, but suffice to say today was a split of a day. I'm home, happy to be home, but missing the experience of the west coast. A marionberry pie, natch.
Lots of light, large table, water, hot hot water, good people to bounce ideas off, and time to do it all -- that's all you need to print. This from the last day of "On Your Mark -- Print!" at the Eugene Textile Center.
I've captured my little orb to stand in for tonight's full moon. I know where I'll be -- somewhere at dinner in Eugene, Oregon, and not able to get a moonshot up on this blog. So, this will have to stand in for my monthly post at full moon time.
The Eugene Textile Center has me with "On Your Mark -- Print!" and we're off. Beside scraping and mixing color, we've tried our own relief prints. This is just day one. Tomorrow we will take in monoprints and more rubbings. But with our own marks.
I've landed in Eugene, Oregon for this week's class. A bit of shopping to do and searching for just this kind of metal grid -- fencing perhaps. Something for mark making. This was on the shore near Penn Cove near Coupeville, Washington.
Before the plane was the ferry, then a meeting of Contemporary Quilt Art Association in Seattle (a pleasant surprise item on the agenda) then lunch across from Seattle's "running of the bulls" and check in to drop luggage. Then the plane. What a day!
Yesterday part of the class drove over to La Conner, Washington see the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. Three floors showcased works in fiber, with one dedicaed to art quilts. It was full of diverse ways to address the topic at hand -- shifting tides.
The rains were decisive this morning, but the afternoon brought calm and sun and clouds. Back on the line were graphic, bold prints, some waiting to be printed further. The ideas keep flowing, the dye rolling, and we're given one more glorious print day Friday.
We ended our class today to visit Marcia Derse's studio on Whidbey Island, Washington to have an impromptu tour and lecture about how she designs her splendid art made fabric. It was such a very special look at her take on collage, mark making, and decisions on color pallet. A most gracious host. Thank you, Marcia!
I expect space, I expect great lighting, I always have a class of wonderful people. But I never expected an open wall -- a garage door that lifts to give access. It's the closest to being outside without being open too the elements. I'm in heaven.