My travels are ending or a while, so it's time to finish the work I'd left. I was asked once how to start new work. I think it's best to not end. To have something waiting for you, so you can take up where you left off, instead of starting new.
My lecture for the York Towne Quilt Guild went well, but the spectacular sunset was a bigger crowd pleaser. Glad I was first in the line-up. Ok, just kidding. Lecture went well in front of a kind and receptive group. Thanks York!
The list is long, and before I started crossing off any one thing, I installed the window air conditioner. At 90 degrees I knew that cool was in the basement, as well as this top to be quilted. Home, work, and growing list.
I'm still reflecting on two weeks in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. A friend remarked that no matter where I go, even to remote and small "cities," that there are people who are happy to gather and speak the language of textile design. Stratospheric idea, eh?
Karen is responsible for getting me to visit British Columbia and has been my host for the week. That she can also pound out a great abstract piece in half a day (or get this far, at least) is terrific. I loved the two day Improv Sketches & Take Two. Fun group.
Wouldn't it be great if each work day included piecing art works? Alison adds to her piece in my Improv Sketches class. The group is meeting in a great facility that used to be a maintenance garage for the town. Perfect space for us to work with good light. It was a pleasure to "work" today.
A morning walk to the river stream this morning before I departed for Oliver, British Columbia and a two day workshop. There are not the words, nor a better image I can give to describe this beautiful land. So appreciate the kindness that has brought me here, and the chance to see its gifts.
Or the mock orange, if that is the case. These are nestled in the mining town of Hedley, British Columbia. If you stand next to them and turn 360 degrees, you'd see mountains at each turn. Aromatically divine.
A walk with my friend Karen in Hedley B.C. had this wonderful fence. I love the bird's mouth notch in the top. And that repetition with the traditional spiked slat makes a sharp pattern. Gotta remember to try that in print.
My admiration for the peoples of the Northwest Coast stems from working with the collection years ago when I was an exhibit designer. To see so much, so wonderful, so bold in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia was indeed a treat yesterday.