Friday, March 23, 2007
Here is a picture that Claire Fenton took of my other faces during the Focus on Fiber Retreat. The week was amazing for many many reasons; great studio space, great location, good food, uninterrupted time to work, but one of the key parts was the incredible people that were there. It was such a great group of talented women who shared themselves with the group all week. Do I really have to wait until next year???
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I spent a week down in New Smyrna Beach last week at the Focus on Fiber Artist Retreat. It was great fun. I went down with my dear friend, Rebecca and met up with a bunch of amazing artists. These pictures were actually taken by another amazing artist, Deb Lacativa. Her website is listed below. Check out her work. This is another one of her pictures. Isn't it a great surrounding.
Here is the purple felted face that I made while at the Focus on Fiber retreat. Next to it is some silk ribbon that I dyed and then part of an embroidered piece that I am working on. I started the retreat happy and creative, but on about the third day, I started have a bit of a confidence problem (well, I was surrounded by some pretty amazing artists). So, I knew that I needed to face my internal monsters and in true artist fashion, this is what I created. Of course, once you face your monsters, you realize how truly begign they are. In fact, they are really just small scared beings.