Sunday, June 14, 2009

working backwards on day 2 (long)

After class today, my cousin Brenda, who lives in Carlsbad, CA, picked me up and we went in search of a couple of good drinks and dinner. Found it here (at left) in Fullerton. Drinks were great, food was outstanding, and I have no affiliation with the place; we found it by happy accident and it's worth a visit if you are in the area or live in Orange County, CA. Café Hidalgo 305 N. Harbor #111 714-447-3202 Brenda and I only get to see each other every few years (why do all my favorite cousins live in California and Florida??) so this was a treat. How silly when two senior citizens get the giggles in a public place! Here we are, with Brenda looking more serious than normal. Cindy Cooksey, whose work is pure delight (go to her website from her blog to see her work) promises to post some pictures. In the meantime, I have plenty from today. At lunchtime, I had a bonus visit from Inga Buell, who took a class from me in Santa Barbara almost 3 years ago. What fun to catch up with her! She is now a printmaker and loving it. Karen Cunagin took deconstructing screen printing to a new level when she decided to take a printmaker's approach. Here she is, painting onto the screen with a definite plan... and here a just a few of the varied prints she did the same way. Can you believe it?? Judi Corrado, who came from Nevada for this workshop, loved doing squiggles on the screenand came away with this fabric -- a big hit with her classmates during show & tell. There were a few other big hits as people not only showed their printed pieces but brought in their actual work to show us what they normally do. Carol Henke makes work that is so serene and abstract that I feel calm just looking at it. Go look at her gallery. Here is Del Thomas (did you guess it was she in yesterday's post????) looking pleased as punch with a couple of her prints from a to-die-for screen she made yesterday. It took some work to get her to show us a quilt she has made. She is so busy posting the quilts in her collection to her blog that we never get to see her work. Here is one of them. She told us that she puts a bird into almost every quilt she makes, even if it is hidden. I had to have this picture taken with Del, who is wearing her newest acquisition from me. Tomorrow, a hanging-out day while Carol does errands and then perhaps, a visit to Sharla Hicks' shop, Soft Expressions. It has been a wonderful two days for me with this class.

4 comments:

Eva said...

On the pic where Del Thomas shows 4 pieces: The left bottom one is adorable! Just as the rest of the work. It reminds me of Feininger.

Jamie Fingal said...

It looks like you had a very fun and productive group of artists. I love the class samples - everyone in their individuality. I am hoping Cindy posts her photos tomorrow. Glad it all went so well. Plus the sun came out today after a bit of June Gloom in the morning.

Beverly said...

All the fabric looks wonderful, takes me back to the fun in GJ.

I hope you get to Sharla's shop, it's a candy store for fiber artists. I was able to see some of Rose Hughes' work there in the upstairs gallery, too.

Glad you had a good time, I know the class did!

Carol said...

What a great weekend! It was everything I had hoped for -- and more! Glad you found a good restaurant for dinner, too.

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