The 7 days of studio time was the hype in my pipe the end of June! I dyed and painted over 20 yards of fabric in eights to half yards. I did silk fusion, coloured lutradur, discharged, and cooked up some mashed potatoes to use as a resist. It was the most fun I've had since I can't remember when.
Loaded vehicle at departure on Monday and my return on Sunday: (click on photos to enlarge) The shirt my youngest is wearing use to belong to me 20 years ago. I purchased it from a vendor at what was then an annual African American Heritage Festival held on the Beveldere in downtown Louisville on the river, (sighing, doubt if I'll ever see that size again).
Studio 3, my home away from home and Kim in Studio 1. Kim and is a painter/mixed media artist and based on the work I saw in her studio, I'm looking forward to her solo exhibit. Kim also coordinates the artists residencies.
In Studio 2 was another painter from Los Angeles whose name will not come to me at the moment...both Kim and Studio 2, (maybe her name was Carolyn) both had multiple paintings up and in progress and this made me wonder how I would work if I actually had a devoted space to work in. I like the idea of having 4 or 5 works up at the same time and moving among them. Toward the end of the week, Wendy, a composer living in Louisville (and fiancee of this writer from Florida who arrived to work on his 14th novel) dropped in Studio 4 to play the baby grand piano and serenade us with her melodious voice that lulled me into relaxation and a great way to wind down the week.
More photos to come!