Each year we add different fabrics to the sign.
The group was small but delightful. Many pieces of art were created and laughter chased away the chill nights.
Wendy taught six days of silk techniques from batik to shibori and discharge. Here she is featured dancing with Amy Dove's scarf/mini skirt.
Bill worked in the dyeing lab set up in the Sculpture Studio. He learned silk dyeing, silk screening, and positive printing. Bill usually works with bromeliads in DeLand, FL, and while here, he reproduced them in silk batiks.
Taking the measure of dyes.
Now a shibori artist!
Midge Baudouin and Allison Stilwell taught us how to rage and laugh, screen print and add images on top of images. They showed us that poetry works in art and nothing is too bizarre when it comes to art.
Showing off some of their finished art.
Fran taught a class in Mark Leaving where the artist starts with a finger painting and refines the work with free range stitching by machine and drawing lines with many tools.
Patty created enough flowers on sheers to keep her galleries happy.
Fearless leader working on raw edge quilting and painting.
McBride's work from Gardner's class.
More work by McBride
Mara was our resident sculptor and Hoss, an ambassadorial dog, made sure we all behaved nicely.
ow residing in the parking area near the housing units. Totems were left to be enjoyed by other artists.
aren Kershaw (featured with Jeff) read a few of her word poems after dinner one evening. She played Kitchen Goddess for 5 days when our chef was unable to work. She knows how to dial a phone, pick up take out and open cans. She helped us out when we needed her so much. She also needed us as she went through several stages of grief. This was a reflection of the wonderful people who attend our retreats. The TLC outweighed the menus.
and test drives of dyes.
Kiss a frog and get splinters! Members made many banners to convert the woods into an art gallery of sorts.
Within the year, she was able to create a wonderful work that was selected to exhibition.
Gentle suggestions to help artists in their decisions.
Making tapestry taller than she is.
Adopted and fostered kids.
When the silk dries, it is unwrapped to be sculptural color feast.
Showing off one of the common cloths the class made with all their stamping and printing