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We had a great week at Shakerag in June. What a terrific group of women. I've omitted last names in these photos.
Author of her recently published book, Stan Went Fishing, Nancy had just read a story then she and Judith shared a good laugh.
Kathy's stitches on yellow linen.
Nancy Dorrier read while we stitched. This is my new favorite activity to incorporate in my classes. Now...how to have Nancy travel with me???
Many other pictures of sewing and sharing throughout the week.
Participants from other workshop classes admire our finished works.
I've hit the ground running since returning from teaching for Marlis Egger in Switzerland.
Here's a rare photograph of myself. I don't like 'selfies' but as you can see, I was very happy that day in Switzerland at Texartacademy. Marlis Egger has my endless gratitude for asking me to travel to her venue. The participants made deeply meaningful work amid the 400 + year old village of Mugena nestled high in the mountains above Lugano, Switzerland. (Don't think I didn't get a little dizzy after having been driven up the crazy steep and hairpin turned road). Yuck. Same happened going down.
I must post more pictures from that trip and the students work, but am wanting tell you that I'm not going to teach in Northern Ireland this year.
Too many commitments.
So...if you are one of the 2 women who wrote to me about Ireland, I'm sorry, I lost your email and hope you are reading this to know that it's not going to happen.
My artwork will be in Portadown at the Millennium Art Centre beginning in July through the end of October.
Meanwhile, I'm packing for Shakerag at St. Andrews Sewanee and will teach Intuitive Hand Stitching from June 16-23.
Here are some photos I took while in Lugano and Mugena Switzerland. I've collaged (is that a verb?) the spirograph and circle images onto the photos.
According to the calendar, Spring has arrived, although it still appears to be late Winter here along the shores of Lake Erie.
The clock is ticking and I've been preparing for teaching a 4-day session for the Texartacademy in Mugena, Switzerland soon.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new vistas.
And I can't wait to meet Marlis Egger in person who is founder and organizer of TexArtAcademy.
I like to stitch the circle shape because it has deep meaning for us. It is universally understood and can be drawn to be filled, empty, partitioned like a pie, colored or not, dimensional or flat, and no doubt, many more renditions can be expressed using the circle shape.
For me, the circle represents time.
I plan to bring these time-based works and others with me when I teach in Mugena, Switzerland beginning Thursday, April 11 - 14, 2018.
I think the circle will be a good place to begin our lessons.
HERES THE IRELAND ANNOUNCEMENT
I've been invited to participate in a Linen Biennale in Northern Ireland this Summer at the Millennium Court Art Centre in Portadown,
I don't have all the dates and details, however, I will travel there to install my work and teach a one-day workshop. Introduction to Meditative Hand Stitching.
Probably end of July? Because the Linen Biennale will be held from August 1 - October 31, 2018.
Email me if you want to know more. Especially if you live in Northern Ireland and want to take a little class from me.
my email is email@example.com