Monday, July 17, 2006

Whew! what a week it was!!!!!!!!!!

The symposium started on Saturday at 8:30 and ended on the following Friday.  Each day ended around 9ish except for the Tuesday which ended at 6ish to give the participants a chance to rest before heading out to Paducah on Wednesday.  I had originally signed up for 4 days, Sat-Tues. but Sunday night when I left I was so high and energized that I had to call a girlfriend, my sister, and relay the events of the day to my family too!  Didn't fall asleep until 2am and the thought of ending on Tuesday I just couldn't bare it! I didn't want to miss a single thing other than the trip to Paducah which gave me a chance to rest.  That Wednesday I didn't get out of bed until 2pm!



Between the week at MACA and the symposium I was fit to be tied!  Most of the participants came from out of state and have been attending the symposium for the 3 years it has been in existence.  Even though Juanita will be moving (I'm truly going to miss her) she has agreed to do it again next year as well and I'm so thankful.  She gave us 7 goals to work on between now and next year which puts even more ooomph into getting together again next year.  I'll share my goals later on but here are some photos from the symposium.



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Dscn1724 Instructors instructing and participants participating.



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Dscn1743 Dscn1746 Dscn1748 Dscn1780 Dscn1767 Dscn1781 Dscn1779 Incredible discharge pieces!!! 



Dscn1737 Marti lead us in designing our own motif workshop and this one for me was the keeper that I used in the workshop that Kathy lead on construction the next day.  I'll show the completed piece in a few days.



The symposium is geared toward helping each one find their own individual style and voice in creating quilt art or fiber art and it really does an awesome job at that!  The 2nd week of July is hereby designated as Symposium Week...see ya' next year y'all!



13 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are incredible doscharge pieces. What a lucky girl you are to have the opportunities to spend time in Studio 3 AND take that great looking symposium! I can't wait to see the fruits off all this inspiration.

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  2. "Whew!" is right! It sounds (and looks) like heaven! I'm soooo jealous!

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  3. What a week! I need help with this style and voice stuff...I'm stuck right now.
    Love, love, love the discharge pieces,

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  4. How inspiring! I haven't done any discharging since last summer, but still have some pieces left that I never used. Now I want to use them...and do some more discharging. I even have the antichlor now.

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  5. I love those discharge pieces. someone in my new group did some amazing discharge pieces for the Japanese Garden show. I am so happy to hear you so happy and energized! You have come a long way, baby!!!!

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  6. I love all of the pix! Didn't we have a marvelous time at the Symposium? I was so energized and I am so looking forward to next year! And your Studio experience just seems like an artist's dream. You must still be floating right now.

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  7. Wow! It looks like you had a brilliant time... wonderful! I'm jealous too!

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  8. Wow! I am so jealous of you, girl. It looks like this was a great symposium. Can't wait to see your completed work.

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  9. What a fabulous experience. Love the discharge stuff!

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  10. Looks like some great projects and results. Wish I lived closer!

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  11. The discharge stuff is the best! Looks like a fabulous week, Karoda. Lucky you!

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  12. Lucky you!! Hey, you've got my guild member Bennie in your photos. She's wearing the solid pink T-shirt!

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  13. You are so lucky! It looks like a wonderful time. The discharge pieces are beautiful, & i love your block design.

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