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 09, 2006

The Open Seas

Okay so I had the long beautifully written post and blogger went kaput on the condensed version is: Shipped my first distributor order, caught up on most not all of my paperwork..still own many of you replies...sorry, bad blogger buddy. What's left: still packing, can you believe it, all teaching stuff in order but it is the clothes. We are only going to be at sea seven days but we have to change for dinner which includes formal and informal...sheesh....then there have to be matching shoes and jewelry. What is a girl to do?
Update on sessions with Eric: Our Tuesday session was very productive and shocking...either that or I have this man really fooled. He definately agrees with me on the working in two media and not using the paintings as studies for quilts. They must stand alone separate. To that end, he asked me to create a blog for the paintings and then we constructed a form email that I will send to gallery owners in Texas for them to view the work. It is still slightly under construction...need to add size and media...but if you would like to take a look it can be found at:
This will be a reality check for sure...hopefully someone will respond or might be no response at all...nothing ventured etc.
Final duties before sailing into the sunset, groceries for sweet Ronnie.....hopefully after February I will return to a bit of quiltmaking...what a novel idea.
Sidebar: Thanks Gerrie, correction now in place.


Gerrie said...

FYI, the link to your new site does not work. Have fun on the cruise.

Karoda said...

Will be looking forward to cruise photos! Enjoy!

Mrs. Mel said...

O WoW on the painting blog. I really love this idea, and need to also know the sizes, since that tells the tale of the scale. I am so loving this loose side of your work. that I have recovered from the foot photo.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Gabrielle, those are very appealing artworks. As for feet, I al really into appreciating mine now that I'm on crutches - but mine are a bit more tinted from dye -see my blog for the story! (down below the teapots)

Shirley in New Zealand