Monday, March 14, 2011

Paducah continued

I am home. Trying to catch up on last Tuesday and Wednesday's workshops, which flew by.  The first day was gelatin printing and there were printmakers, mixed media artists, and  those who use fabric exclusively in the class. What a talented and diverse group! On day two we did Thermofax screen printing, which gave everybody a chance to go back and add another layer to their paper or cloth. Here are just a few.


Thursday saw another trip to Hancock's of Paducah and more fabric; not to mention that I did some shopping in Helene's inventory.  I am still ironing fabrics. 

We went to the Yeiser and saw an exhibit of etchings and lithographs, followed by a visual feast in the gallery shop.  Here are Bob and Helene, a few steps ahead of me. The Yeiser shares space with the Market Museum, which we skipped.  But it's a wonderful old market building.
We also stopped in to see Caryl Bryer Fallert, who was charming, gracious, and gave us a splendid tour of her studio, classrooms, guest rooms, and private living space.  Not only did her work grace the walls, she has a splendid collection of art from all over the world -- and of course, from other fiber artists.

We went to the famous quilt museum and for me, the highlight was the wonderful exhibit of schoolkids' small portrait quilts.  They had all been given the same fabrics to use in whatever way they chose, along with other fabrics.  Delightful!  Here are two of my favorites.
I am sure I am omitting a lot but brain not working well since I am home.  I guess I had better iron some more fabric.  This is a feeble attempt to clean up, since Emma is coming later this week.


Gerrie said...

OMG! I love the children's portraits.

queenopearls said...

Welcome home Rayna!
I'm sure Paducah was wonderful in more ways than I can imagine.
Thank you for offering a virtual tour.

Judy said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Nice to be with Bob and Hellene!
Enjoy your time with Miss Emma!


Suzanne said...

Amazing photos, thanks for sharing!!!

Eva said...

I read your posting twice and so enjoyed it, but couldn't comment somehow, maybe due to distractions I had on my mind... Love the prints. Too bad I can't take part, neither print at home. You will never know how I love to work with your scraps. A comfort!

dolly said...

Hi Rayna,
How fun! And you must be exhausted!!

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