My trip to Stampaway was so quick but helped stir my plateaued creative juices a bit. It is always so nice seeing all the familiar faces and immerse in the colors, the samples, the potato bar, the demos, and, of course, Cincinnati, my old stomping ground that I am really quite fond of. It doesn't hurt that I also got to spend some good quality time with two of my closest friends. And, actually took a class for once and completed the project!!!!! My class, ART of the Word was exactly what I wanted to do and I do plan to run that class again here in St. Louis at the beginning of next year. Found art poetry is such a great mind-clearing exercise. I think my students did a fantastic job. They re-energized me along the way. Tim Holtz's journal class was just what I needed to relax and have fun.
As mentioned in my last post, I have now hit the ground running getting ready to take Sammi back to Ursinus in 10 days. We have jean shopped, shirt shopped, athletic-wear shopped, etc. I was able to sneak out to collage club and make some s small paper bowl and enjoy show n tell. I am so lucky to have the most talented and giving artists in St. Louis. This week will be appointment-laden and the spacebag packing will begin in earnest. I highly doubt any art will be happening. I did manage to finish a new watermedia project, though, while I had some time last week. I am pretty jazzed about working in a different color palette.
I have set my fall teaching schedule and have a few dates to announce. I'll be teaching in the St. Louis area four different times. Here's a date preview until I get back from the college trip and can put up some samples.
Saturday, September 22: Kaleidoscope @ Wood Icing
Saturday, November 10: Paper Tapestry @ Wood Icing
Saturday, December 1: Sheer Fusion @ For Keeps Sake
Saturday, January 5: Rock N Roll: Brayered Surface Design @ For Keeps Sake