Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Leaves and turtles....

So here it is, Fall already. Such a lovely time of year, made more so by it's brevity here in the Northeast. Yesterday I helped two baby turtles across the road to safety, one a small snapper like this one, the other a cute and colorful painted turtle.

The days snowball, one into the next leaving no time for blog type reflection. I am hoping upon returning home from Portland... which I leave for in a few hours..... I will have a bit more time to smell the leaves decaying. I find it remarkable how time slips by....there she goes again.....but I truly do find it astonishing how a day happens so quickly. Enough said.

I am headed out to lovely Portland for the second time in two weeks, this time to be part of the Art and Soul Retreat. I will be sharing two days of feltmaking, one entitled 'Felt as a Sculptural Vehicle". I have taught many things in the course of my life. Exposing new people to feltmaking is the best. So forgiving a material, you cannot ruin it, there is always a way to fix it!

Saturday night is a show and sale featuring many of the teachers and vendors coming in to share their lovely wares. It proves to be exciting for people like me that tend to mostly vend at bead shows and craft fairs, a whole new group! If you are available Saturday come on over to the Embassy Suites Hotel at the airport in Portland, the vendor list can be found at the Art and Soul website at the bottom of the page under activities.

I spent last Saturday in a one day workshop with Valerie Hector in Lexington, MA. What fun, she is a great teacher....and I am more than obsessed with volumetric beads. What a diversion from what is truly at hand....sort of like solitaire or sudoku, say? It was fun, though, and if you get a chance to join her at one of her workshops, treat yourself!


Unknown said...

That is the cutest little turtle that I think I have ever seen! :)


HappyDayArt! said...

I had fun seeing you and your classroom at Art & Soul Gail. Since I live in the Bay Area I might see you again at B.A.B.E. too. I'm glad you like coming here. Good fortune to you in all you do.

Catherine Witherell