|The trees outside the studio finally have leaves!|
My grant money was put to great use, taking ten classes in five days! I was fortunate to have classes with some of the top quilters: Gina Perkes, Dawn Cavanaugh, Claudia Pfeil, Myrna Ficken, Cathy Wiggins, Kim Stotsenberg and Renae Haddadin!
I also spent the week in classes sick with a nasty cold (people give you a LOT of space when you're hacking and wheezing) combined with some wicked allergies. So when I got home last week, I spent a good deal of down time not really going anywhere. I did work in the studio Monday through Wednesday and started playing with a new thread and a new technique for me.
It's a good thing I took it easy, because this past weekend marked the start of busyness! Saturday I went to Art-A-Whirl, which is an art crawl of open studios that is hosted in Northeast Minneapolis (it was nice to be an attendee again after being an open studio there for a few years!) Saw some great art, though sadly didn't find an fiber artist. I'm sure there were some, I just never happened upon them.
|A view from one of the studio windows at the art crawl.|
|Me and Alex|
|There was a double rainbow acrossthe sky Sunday night after the storms.|
Monday night was the Minnesota Contemporary Quilter's meeting, which was great! I hadn't been in quite awhile so it was nice to see everyone (and to see so many new members!) Lots of goodies to see at show and tell too!
Tonight I go to the SAQA meeting - I can't wait! I often wish we met once a month rather than every other month. The show and tells there are always so amazing too!
Tomorrow I can begin my down time a bit again. I also need to schedule a visit with a good friend. Other than that, it's studio time for me again! Yippee!
|My latest piece; birds are thread painted, leaves and branches paintsticked.|