Goodness - I am leaving for home tomorrow (Thursday) and it feels as if I just arrived. This has been a wonderful "retreat" week for me -- sewing in Helene's studio (below, some of the strips I brought with me, temporarily sorted<g>.
Monday night was the monthly meeting of the Paducah Fiber Artists and I was happy to see such old friends as Cathy Neri, Rosemary Claus-Gray, Rose Hughes, and other artists I had met when I was here a couple of times previously. Caryl Bryer-Fallert was not here this week, but she comes back and forth and will probably continue to do so till her building is sold and she can be in Port Townsend, WA full time. Anyway, show and tell at the meeting was interesting, as always, and here is a (bad) picture of Rosemary with one of her sheers. She was showing the hanging device she had found that just works perfectly to display her pieces. It was great to see her. I first met Rosemary when we were both juried into a show at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA. DOn't want to think about how long ago!
Helene and Bob's gallery space and shop is beyond gorgeous (eye candy abounds) and I was especially taken with this group of work on one of the walls. I have my eye on one.
So, off to pack all my stuff (or stuff my stuff) in my already stuffed (did I use this word enough??) suitcases.
I am going home inspired and encouraged and totally relaxed, which was the purpose of this interlude.