I hear it’s springtime outside, so I was thinking I’d venture out a bit and share a bit of an update! I feel like I have been going nonstop lately and it’s hard to take a few moments to sit quietly and reflect. I think I’m out of practice!
A few weeks ago, I took a great workshop with Beryl Taylor. I have been trying to do her fabric paper technique for years now, but I thought it would be rewarding to learn directly from the artist herself. I was not disappointed. Here you can see the piece I did in that class, as it was in progress. I’ve made more progress on it and will show it in my studio tonight during Gallery Walk.
I’m pretty excited about Gallery Walk tonight for a couple of reasons:
Reason #1: 4th Annual Artists in Dreamland Opening Reception is tonight. Fellow Poudre Studio Artist Kat Peters-Midland is the organizer and she has pulled together a wonderful and colorful exhibit this year. And I have a piece in the show. If you’re around, stop by and see visual representations of the night dreams of 15 artists.
Reason #2: My fellow artist and friend, Fran Saperstein, will be in town for the opening. I haven’t seen her in two years (ugh!), and although we talk almost every day, I’m so happy to get to spend some quality time with her. She has two amazing art quilts in the exhibit this month and they are really a must-see. If you’re around Old Town tonight, you should stop in!
Reason #3: I have one dream piece in the exhibit myself, and it’s a huge risk for me. There’s a photo here, but it’s a tough one to photograph, with all of the white-on-white. Sharing one’s dreams and the visual interpretation of those dreams can be very tricky, I’m learning. I feel very torn open so that everybody can see my insides. I don’t know if I like it very much. Luckily, I will have chocolate on standby tonight.