Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Coming Week

As promised, see posts below of what little I managed to get down during the hard drive crash. My next session with Eric is on Tuesday then I'm leaving on a jet plane for Australia on the 20th. Will try to report in as much of our coaching as possible before I leave. One problem, I have to dig out all my summer clothes. It has been 100 F. in Oz the past week. However, living in Texas should be good preparation for the warm weather.
It is so good to be back posting....even if there is little to report at the moment. Taking my sketch book with me because I am sure Eric will not see that my teaching in Australia as an excuse for not making art....and ya know I have to agree. There is never an excuse for not making some kind of art, big or small (see Gerrie, I have used that word twice in one month....yikes)!

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

And I appreciate it!1 Working small can be a conduit to working large.

Karoda said...

I enjoyed your paintings also. Are you teaching at a quilt shop? I would love to share the info with a good online buddy who lives in Melbourne.

mary m. said...

I envy you going to Australia! I bet you find lots of inspiration. These paintings are very expressive, it looks like you are giving yourself permission to grow. I'm almost as excited as you are! Looking forward to seeing what emerges....

Lisa Call said...

Love love the new work! Congrats!!!!! Looking forward to hearing out the second session with Eric goes.

gabrielle said...

Karoda, I am teaching at the Australiasian Quilt Conference In Melbourne. Maybe some of your friends will be in attendance. It is kinda like their Houston Quilt Festival...very professional, very well run.

gabrielle said...

Mary and Lisa, your comments mean so much to me. Thank you, thank you. I am in unknow territory here and loving every minute I can get some work done. Of course, before the coaching is over we have to deal with how to translate this to fiber because I do still want to be a quiltmaker...thoughts for another day. Gerrie, most of these are 11" x 17". That alone is causing all kinds of discomfort for the girl who works larger but you are right. Hopefully, I can use these as a springboard.

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