But I really like posting, and showing what I'm working on, if only because it's a fun record for me, a way to look back at how I'm spending my time.
I'm in a slightly better frame of mind just now, having recently returned from a fabulous annual retreat with my mom (Vicki Conley) to the Empty Spools Seminars out in Asilomar CA. I'm not generally a California girl, but as my mom says, Asilomar is truly the happiest place on earth. Excitingly, my mom was artist-in-residence this year, and she was awesome. Her lecture was great, and I was so proud that she got to share some of her work with such a receptive audience. Here she is at her workspace with several of her in progress pieces up on the wall.
While there, I took a 5-day workshop with acclaimed artist and teacher Jean Wells Keenan and it was really wonderful. It was very freeing to learn from her and work in her intuitive and free way. I tend to work with a very precise plan, and so forcing myself to work with her approach was new, expanding, and very satisfying. Much more about what I worked on in the workshop later, but for now just a few more pictures of Asilomar.
Yellow flowers in the morning, then the same flowers at midday.
Afternoon sun on Merrill Hall.