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.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Tutors Night Out

Tutors and friends at bar and restaurant. Not going to tell which was which or name any names....we are all walking on our knees but still having fun with our astounding students. Tomorrow is the last day...sorry to see things end..even sorrier to leave Melbourne...but always glad to get home.
My design class today just proved to me again that there is an artist within all of us who want to create if we allow ourselves the permission to do so. Some are already sewing; some still pondering their designs but all are on their way to an original design. The first steps have been taken. I hope the continue to explore more imagery. Of course, I gave them the working in series pep talk...some saw the value; some thought it would be boring...until I mentioned Monet and the Chartres Catherdral and suddenly everyone's eye lit up. Just my part for the cause.....stay tuned for the final day of fun and fiber in Australia. Posted by Picasa


Caitlin said...

Well Gabrielle , I have to say that your student's work is amazing - but then, I know it's because they have a teacher who ROCKS!!! Wooohooo!!
Have a safe trip home honey, and please tell us you're coming back Downunda sooooon!!

Mrs. Mel said...

O I recognise my friend Priscilla Bianchi there in the bar. What a great time you are having without me. hrumph!
Your students work is fantastic, and I love the feathers so much.

Karoda said...

From seeing your students' marvelous work, I'm seriously reconsidering the added value of sketching much more frequently!
Wonderful work! Wonderful instructor!

Deb R said...

What a wonderful bunch of drawings! It looks like it was a fabulous class.

Gerrie said...

I just love so much of the work your students have drawn. Hope you will post updates!!

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