Starting from the front Left and working to the back: Sarah, Dana, Dianne, Kate, Andrine, Denise, Vicki and Polly with Cheryl and Tanya in the middle! China and Mickey are missing from this photo.
Last week I had the pleasure of teaching at Little River camp on the Mendocino, CA coast. Laura Pierce runs this camp and celebrated their 10 year anniversary this year. The Inn is surrounded by beautiful gardens (still in full bloom in November!) and the hummingbirds were everywhere. The views of the ocean are available from every room, and many of the rooms have wood-burning fireplaces. The wine was fabulous and so was the food! The class was mixed with everyone working on different subjects, and this keeps a teacher on her toes and makes it interesting for everyone! Sarah worked on and completed a small piece with a lovely butterfly on a butterfly bush; Dana had a complex monogram rug that she worked in teal colors; Dianne brought a Sharon Smith design to work on; Kate designed her own tea cozy with budgies and chickadees; China designed a fabulous story rug for her kids; Denise brought a portrait rug of her children; Vicki learned how to sculpt on a pumpkin pillow which she completed, and then this super achiever began a Laura Pierce designed Poppy mat; Mickey had a series of chair mats that she was working on; Andrine had a wonderful quillie sheep pattern that she was modifying and making her own; Tanya was working on a couple of different projects — a fine shaded tulip and a floral Art Nouveau piece; and Polly worked on a portrait of a landscaped home!
This gorgeous Colorado fall morning I am heading for the airport and off to Little River Camp to teach for a few days at what I hear is a lovely resort! Fate has chosen the perfect week for me to leave and escape the snow the is due to envelope Colorado by Tuesday of this week. Monday evening we will be constructing "No Spring Chickens" like the one above. Yes, they will all have springs! But, they are supposed to look older and wiser — thereby the name No Spring Chicken! I will be sure to take photos and post them when I return!
I had a fabulous week of dyeing wool last week. Since taking on the job of Editor for ATHA magazine, I have been very busy getting the layout done. Martha Lowry has been the proofreading wordsmith and has done a fabulous job of catching many of the little errors in the articles. I hope that you will like the new look of the magazine! In it I invite teachers to do a little self-promotion and teach us something from your studios in the articles that you write. I also invite vendors who place ads in the magazine to write and tell us about their business so we can all get to know them better. We have a great line-up of articles planned for the new year. So, if you are NOT currently an ATHA member, consider starting off the new year by becoming one. I will do my best to make your magazine worth the effort of subscribing and reading!
I am a fiber artist and sculptor living in sunny, Colorado! I have a home studio where I dye and sell gorgeous wool fabric.