|Detail of a scarf made by Kate G.|
Whew...what a weekend! Busy but fun. I took part in three events and had the chance to teach, demo and have great conversations. I even sold a number of copies of Fabric Printing at Home!
On Thursday, I taught three back-to-back "print your own scarf" mini-workshops at Stifel & Capra. What a great time! I had thirty students in total...and thirty very different and original scarves. Students printed with vegetables, hot glue on cardboard blocks and a number of my hand-carved Speedy Carve blocks. Here's a small sampling...
Thanks so much to Theresa Stifel for hosting the workshops and to my great friend, Laura Freeman for assisting me throughout the night (Laura...you're a rock star!).
On Friday night, it was Artfete, The Art League School's Open House event. There was live music, food, art exhibits, teacher demonstrations, a ceramics and a jewelry sale featuring work by teachers and students and even a fashion show! I had fun demoing and having people come by and make print blocks and print fabric (they could also print with my print blocks too). I had a number of my fabrics on hand to show and of course, books to sell! My wonderful friend, Kathy Scripka was helping me and schmoozing...getting people to sign up on my email list and even sold a couple of books!
|Carving her first print block!|
|A fabric designed by a patron using some of my print blocks.|
Saturday, I headed to the Artistic Artifacts Open House and Pop Up Holiday Market for more demos. The shop was "abuzz" with shoppers! Owner, Judy Gula, went all out with delicious goodies and the shop was chock full of its usual wonderful merchandise! The second floor had about ten or so vendors...each with uniquely crafted items. I couldn't help but purchase just a few things (especially some amazing Japanese silk and metallic thread hanks!).
|My little demo board.|
|A sweet fabric designed by one of the vendors at the Pop Up Market|
So...I'm tired but happy! I had a number of interesting conversations and made some new contacts that may lead to future teaching engagements...all very exciting! Hope you're enjoying your own "holiday happenings"!
Busy but fun! It was nice to see and talk to you in person again. May 2016 be full of artistic blessings.ReplyDelete
Yes it was! Great to see both of you again! You make quite a creative team!Delete
Great Stuff - are the scissors a screen or ? Very cute.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I carved the scissors out of Speedy Carve. There are three different scissors blocks. The scissors were inherited from my maternal grandmother along with her sewing basket.Delete
Looks like it was great fun. It's exciting to get others going in artful directions,but exhausting too. I wish you a few days iof rest,a merry Christmas and happy 2016.ReplyDelete
Exhausting, "yes"...but happy exhaustion :)!Delete
Hoping for "a few days of rest" but doesn't seem likely! Gearing up for new classes in January and a fiber conference in February...exciting things happening in 2016. Have a wonderful holiday season and a creative 2016!
Thanks for the great workshop on Friday. You were so organized. I can't believe that so many beautiful scarves were created in just one hour. Sorry I missed the other weekend events. I was busy making Christmas cards with paper printed on a gelli plate. (thanks to you for introducing that technique to me). Jan BReplyDelete
Hi Jan- Great to see you and you made a beautiful scarf! I had a great time...and really can't believe that all went so smoothly. I was really fortunate to have my friend, Laura helping out...she is fantastic! Your cards sound beautiful!Delete
Thanks Julie, I had a great time and I love my scarf!ReplyDelete
It was fun having you in class...and you look lovely in your scarf!Delete