Tuesday, November 29, 2005

another Tuesday

Crit day. Or, as we call ourselves, Studio Six. We met today at my house because Diane Savona, who meant to have the meeting, was sick. Joanie SanChirico and Joan Dreyer couldn't be here today, but Judy Langille and Rachel Cochran came with their work. We all try to meet a couple of times a month and usually succeed, although we haven't seen Joanie for a while -- and we miss her. She's confined to home for a while and is working on a major commission, which is keeping her sane. Also, she has had a new studio built and is happily moving into that new space. When she's ready for the marauding hordes, we'll descend on her. In the meantime, here is Judy, showing us a couple of the pieces she is working on. And Rachel, with one of her new pieces-in-process. I think I need to have it to hang on my fireplace wall, which is directly behind her. Oops. I was showing Judy my batik'd fabric which, for some reason, she had not seen. And then we brainstormed about a piece I'm having trouble with. Isn't this what colleagues and friends are for? One Monday a month we all get together and dye/paint/print (to borrow a phrase from Diane Herbort's Houston activity) and share techniques -- a lifesaving activity for all of us! These sessions have informed our work and it's fascinating to see how different the same techniques are in each of our hands. Next Monday we're doing gelatin plate printing. Tomorrow and Thursday, I plan to stay in and work. I think I will not answer the phone. Don't call me, I'll call you.

8 comments:

Valeri said...

What a good idea!

annabel said...

I loved seeing those quilts. I particularly loved Rachael's quilt, and you're right it goes so well with your wall!

Deb R said...

Y'know, all three of the quilts pictured would look fabulous on your fireplace wall.

Good Friends would give them to you so you could rotate the artwork. [grin]

Debra Spincic said...

Poor Judy, she looks like she is hunched over inside that photo frame! I'd love to see her quilts in full. Do you have another pic?

Envy you with a group of friends . . .

helen suzanne said...

Please tell Rachael "that is the sexiest quilt I've seen in a while". How lucky to such a talented gaggle of girls to exchange ideas and creative stuff with!

Rayna said...

Yes, I am lucky to have such a talented art group. Next time, I'll take more pix. Rachel's piece includes gorgeous silk she brought back from Vietnam and some pieces she printed, which don't show on this picture. She hand quilts!!

Rian said...

Rayna, you defintely need that quilt of Rachel's!

Rayna said...

I don't think Rachel thinks so, however.