No way did I envision all the fun and joy the past weekend held during open studios for the Mellwood Art Fair! I mean I knew I would have fun because Bev was coming from Cincy to do some art playing with me but she was actually the mortar that held the weekend together between all the smiling and talking and laughter and just overall good vibes that visitors streaming through brought. Some where old friends, like Yodora, who has been a best friend since junior high school and some were new friends, like Nancy, who really got me going with her excitement for textiles. It was just a super fabulous weekend! Bev's departure on Sunday after a meal at Lynn's Paradise Cafe signalled the close of the weekend that is just now hitting me. The studio was left in disarray after introducint Bev to laminating sheers on Sunday. And for the last couple of hours after she left I could only sit and smile at the mess and laugh to myself.
Since Sunday, I've been home rotating myself from the bed to the computer and I'm sitting here now thinking about the wisdom of trying to return to the studio or either my workshop today. I could prolly bear to do some hand beading or hand stitching (although stitching through laminated cotton, a piece I've got going, is more than a notion). I think I'm going to stay home...tomorrow will be a long day filled with errands, studio time, and a meeting.
A photo of Selma Burke, my curiosity was peaked about her after reading about her owning a yacht in a bio of Beauford Delaney
I've been thinking about faces and looking at the faces as well as studying the layers in the art of Kerry James Marshall
Crystal, my SIL's blog, Write With Your Spine