Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Spring Green (its a Crayola crayon colour)

A big ole fat thank you to those who shared in the joy of my announcement.  I've already began to shuffle around my goals making myself nutso...thinking maybe I should make "this" priority over "that"...frustrating how joy and clarity are so definitive one day and the next day is full of questions.  I just really want to maximize the opportunities to the fullest.  This winter will probably seem like the longest one ever!  I will not get down and dirty until winter is over...the weather has to warm up for me to be in and out daily.  Which means any readers here will go around and around with me as I attempt to nail down what I'm calling level 2 of my goals until winter has ended or nearly ended. 



Level 1 is certain...the studio time and the workshop with Juanita Yeager...but I'm going round and round with deciding on the Claire Benn/Leslie Morgan workshop at the Crow Barn...IF I do not take this workshop then the back-up plan is to take the 2 days with Bob Adams at QSDS OR attend the fall workshop with Caryl Bryer through the state guild.  The Benn/Morgan workshop would require me to come with my own ideas and not enter the workshop as a blank slate which has the highest appeal for me personally...BUT since I'm also great at learning through books coupled with the extended time in a studio space...I know that my own ideas would work themselves out slow but sure. My thinking is to order their book, Breakdown Printing, paired with the resources I already have and just go for it and save money for something else...oh, can anyone tell me the difference between Breakdown Printing and Deconstructed Printing?  Either way I decide, I'll be fine...and I have to say, these are great issues to have if I have to have issues!



Spring Green is laying on my kitchen table from when the grandboys where here weekend before last colouring their little hearts away.  This was one that didn't get put back in the box and has been rolling around on the table for a week and a half.   



7 comments:

  1. If your first week in April is free and you like the notion of Florida - think about a full week at the Focus on Fiber retreat at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Totally teacherless and self directed. It was the most productive week of my career.

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  2. ahhhhhhhhh, Spring
    ahhhhhhhhh, Spring Green!
    Happy Days Dear Heart!
    xo

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  3. love the way you chose your post title. Thinking the ultimate goal choices are really just an extremely pleasant version of the insurance issue. Perhaps they will marinate until they "suddenly" declare themselves and that will be that.

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  4. What class from Carol would you be taking? I would definitely lean towards the Benn/Morgan class, but you probably already knew that.

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  5. Karoda, if you are going to do deconstructed screen printing, take it from the originator of this process - Kerr Grabowski (http://www.kerrgrabowski.com). She is a delight, and she named it deconstructed screen printing. The Breakdown people work slightly differently but essentially, it's the same thing. I have their book and it's ok but honestly, I HIGHLY recommend buying Kerr's DVD, which is wonderful and 2-1/2 hours worth of demo. I teach it also, and with acknowledgement to Kerr,devote a chapter in my book to it. We all put our own spin on it.
    Bob Adams is a sweetheart. I assume he is teaching discharge at QSDS - something you might want to consider.

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  6. Karoda, if you are going to do deconstructed screen printing, take it from the originator of this process - Kerr Grabowski (http://www.kerrgrabowski.com). She is a delight, and she named it deconstructed screen printing. The Breakdown people work slightly differently but essentially, it's the same thing. I have their book and it's ok but honestly, I HIGHLY recommend buying Kerr's DVD, which is wonderful and 2-1/2 hours worth of demo. I teach it also, and with acknowledgement to Kerr,devote a chapter in my book to it. We all put our own spin on it.
    Bob Adams is a sweetheart. I assume he is teaching discharge at QSDS - something you might want to consider.

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  7. Karoda, you're lucky to have the chance to do the workshops. I'm excited because Jane Dunnewold is doing one in Australia next Oct. which I've enrolled in but we don't get many opportunities like that.
    I'm just beginning to try breakdown printing but I'm finding the book by Benn/Morgan easy to follow & work from. Will have to check out Kerr.

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