This morning we experienced snow, sleet and an ice coverage on all the roads and sidewalks making travel very precarious. Ken's school never usually closes ...but today the decision was made for safety sake...many of the students walk to and from school. I rested in bed...drifted in and out of sleep and used the day to catch up on rest after my very busy week. As Miss Morgan will tell you we all need a pajama day! Ken graded research papers all day...but at least he did not have to go in with all the ice this morning. I handled my Art world with the phone...the computer... and sorted the multitude of embellishments I am adding to my quilt. Confession here...I did not make the deadline for the ODC Best of 2013 exhibit...I just could not see me submitting something I was not ready to let go. There is always next season and I did make the correct decisions to work in other directions. I just wanted you to know...no I am not perfect and my worktables and timetables need to be more focused... a lesson I need to remember. Ken ran out tonight and we had comfort food...Kentucky Fried Chicken's chicken pot pie with biscuits and honey.
I am sharing the wonderful photos from yesterday's drop in studio afternoon. I walked the groups through the present exhibit...answered questions and compared and contrast the individual artist's techniques and how the collaboration works. I invited them to discover the works that shared similar design elements and how each artist used footprints, hand prints and wave motions. We then headed back to the big tables in the Glass Studios to make rubbings with individual plastic forms...then I asked them to trust me. Take off your favorite shoe...yes we are going to print with our individual style of shoes. Well this brought plenty of giggles and smiles...as we chose big stamp pads to count 1..2..3.. then roll a print on top of their individual backgrounds 1..2..3... As you can plainly see the experience was well received and generous appreciation ws shared by all. I made plans to visit the Sparks Studio and have lunch with each one of them.
Now I am back to my quiet work...grateful for a quiet day to work here at home. Have a great weekend!
See how Eli made his kitten ...so cute...
Have a great weekend. And remember tomorrow is Stem Weekend at the Works...come on down!