Wednesday, November 07, 2012

My best gift!!

Yesterday's vote!!  Those of us lucky to watch the results in this place without tv, celebrated with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and hugs all around.  Here's Susan with friend Jennie before the results started coming in.

Class was also great!  The first day, everyone wanted to sew strips, so they did.  Yesterday, we turned to a bunch of creativity exercises that gave them jumping-off points for new pieces.  The idea was to capture the essence of whatever they were working on -- and this was a real departure for most of the people in class (in fact, maybe all of them).    Pam did a great job of working from a detailed picture of a ferris wheel and distilling it down to an abstraction.  This was the first time she had worked this way and she did a great job!

We also had some ad hoc critique sessions.  If somebody was stuck, we asked for brainstorming and it never failed that good suggestions and "what if's?" came from the group that really helped.  More of that today.

Susan's show and tell of a piece she brought from home ended up eliciting a unanimous response from the class.  Here is what she brought with her.

And after the class suggested she remove the border, here is what it looked like. Dynamite!

After working hard on her piece-in-progress, Mary Beth decided it was time to reorganize her stash.  This is the tip of the iceberg - LOL.

 More, later or tomorrow.


Diane Wright said...

Best gift for SO many of us! Besides one of your classes, o'course ;^)

Cathy Bargar said...

Happy dance! Share some pictures of peoples scraps and strips - that stuff always really gets me going, creatively.

Meestal Turquoise said...

Congratulations,:-)so much of those, for ALL of you in the USA, well done!

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Like you, last nights tally of votes was such a relief. Yes a great gift. It makes me believe that maybe we are not all so cynical as the news media make us out to be. WHEW, now I can breath again.

Gale, pursuing as much as I can as fast as I can! said...

A very good gift indeed! Watching the class will be fun - I think I'll be in your Asilmor class in the spring. yay!

Linda Hicks said...

Yes, a gift for which I am very grateful! Now hopefully back to work or play. Lots of snow back home, Rayna!

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