Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just Too Darned Many Ideas!

Last weekend was our VPA meeting, where one of the items on our agenda was to bring the idea for discussion that each of us came up with for our next show: Fairy Tales, Legends, and Myths. I think this challenge is going to fun. It makes me go back to my childhood hand remember stories that I loved the best. In 1962, my aunt in England, Amy, sent me a copy of "The Wind in the Willows". The illustrations are beautiful; peaceful watercolors. Not the ones with Mr. Toad going crazy in his car or when he got thrown in jail, but when Mr. Mole and Ratty were floating down the river in their row boat. I'm thinking of doing that for my project. Or, do I want to stick to my "body of work" and do Sirena the Sea Siren? She's going to be a lot of fun, however, I have to figure out how to make a beautiful gown for a hideous creature. I could finish my Sea Kraken purse, another part of my "body or work", also rather bazaar I am really leaning toward Mr. Mole and Ratty for it is so peaceful, however, depending on my mood, I might work on the other two also. We'll see.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beading at the Sitka Center

I just got back from the most wonderful beading class. It was two days at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon. It's about 40 miles south of Tillamook on the side of a mountain that overlooks the Salmon River and the Pacific Ocean. I can't explain just how beautiful it was. The studio was large and had great light. There was a sculpture garden in the woods where deer were wondering around. Flowers were blooming everywhere and the red elderberries! Oh, the color of them was something to see. If you want a relaxing place to go, that's the place. Teresa Sullivan taught the class. I hope that she goes next year for a longer time and teaches figural work. I didn't have my camera, so no pictures. You can go online and see the Sitka Center and the elderberries It's worth searching around.