Monday, October 31, 2016

What I did on my . . . sabbatical(?)

Is it a sabbatical if you don't work in academia? Well, I spent three weeks away from home focusing on surface design, and I got to sell some fabric too. That seems to parallel the idea of a break from the normal routine to take time to study. I've taken single week classes before, but never longer. I wish I could say it was an instant-gratification, earth-shattering, life-changing experience, but life doesn't work that way. This was certainly gratifying, but any change will have to come from within, which, like thinking, is hard. Whaaaa. :-)
Using this sticky keyboard is a pain, too, so let me see what pictures I can find.
Twenty-four monoprints in one day!!

Critique of 'Impaired'

Lovely fungus - need to make printed fabric in these colors

First stage of a monoprint, worth repeating

View from the B&B where we spent three nights. At dawn. I don't do dawn.
This is where we spent the remaining eighteen nights. Much more affordable. Plus we visited my sister on the way out and back. Great way to break up the trip - thanks!
Very grateful to have the opportunity to attend, to be able to sell fabric and dye tools & toys to be able to afford to attend, and support from family to encourage me to attend!


Vicki W said...

Sounds like it was a great experience!