Little green tips are visible on the lilac branches, the daffodils are making buds, arabis (rock cress) and crocus are in bloom. Spring!
Just as the season is changing so are several other things.
I am offering Coaching again beginning next week. This go ’round it will be more structured with greater accountability. In the meantime, there will be no on-line classes for a while. I have quite a few interesting travel gigs coming up and in addition to the energy output for the teaching, need to conserve juice for the studio work – which seems to either be taking a U Turn or making a radical change. (maybe that’s the same thing ?)
The ideas in my images are still the same (they’ve been following their path for decades) but I am working more directly with mixed media, actual transparency and physical layers. The stitch and cloth are not disapearing, but are taking different forms. Drawings are making a reappearance And I am more and more obsessed with taking the imagery into 3 dimensions. I think the “raw materials” created this morning lend themselves to that exploration.
What does this mean for you?
First, I think that beginning next year sometime my workshop offerings will be even more slanted to the mixed media and paper arts.
My offerings of workshops that focus on cloth and stitch will be extremely limited – in both cases I am going to be giving priority to multi-day workshops (minimum of three full days, 4-5 preferred.) It seems less frustrating for all concerned if we have enough time together to explore multiple possibilities.
I am also very interested in the cross-pollination that can happen between paper artists and fiber artists. I don’t make a distinction in the media, but sometimes the artists do. Often their approaches to similar materials are very different . This can create a lot of excitement in the workshop. I’d love to have metal artists show up!
I will write about these changes in my next museletter, meanwhile would love to have your feeedback.
What would you like to see offered when my name is on a faculty list? Where would you like to see me offering workshops? How can I accommodate you?
“fleur” matted to 8×10
Also, I am looking for: SUSAN ERICKSON! please drop me a note! Very Important!
“Fleur”, other small matted things, the work books and my “Potluck” boxes are available at http:www.cater-woods.com/supplies.php