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.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Finished Peltex

Another morning awaking at 5 am today. What does one do at that hour? After a diet coke with lime, I couldn't resist finishing painting the larger piece of Peltex so I can start cutting and constructing when this trip is over. Also included a few photos of some of my favorite sections where that magic occurs without my help.
Update on yesterday session with Eric: Moving to large canvas...enough of the small work even though quite a bit of it is done, solid while others are still experimental. He feels from the gestural point that I am working I need to work larger. Now we are talking serious stuff here dear readers. Naturally I agreed and of course, I will do it but there is a teeny weeny little voice shouting as loud as it can...what have you gotten yourself into?

Thanks so much for all the comments on the paintings. Coming from all y'all it means more than you can know. Will try tp drop each one of you a line when I get home but the rest of today is spent packing clothes, teaching materials, and dvd's.
On occasion I ask myself why don't I just stop and stay in the studio and then I have a great group of students that inspire me with their ideas...the exchange of energy, creative and spiritual, is not one I am ready to off to the wilds of South Texas I go. Will post some pictures as soon as the festivities start. Posted by Picasa


Caitlin said...

Have a wonderful time at this next teaching gig and come back sproingy boingy full of creative oomph to your studio!

This peltex stuff - remind me what that is?

Elle said...

Wow! Love the colors!

Kat said...

Love the colours, but what is Peltex?