8.07.2007

The journey to black


"Brown is just a waystation on the journey to black" -Carol Soderlund
I came home last Saturday exhausted after five days at Quilting by the Lake in Morrisville, NY, USA. I learned a bunch of new stuff in the dyeing class that I took there with Carol Soderlund. Pictured above are the 2D hue to hue gradation matrices dyed by some of the class participants. Neither the class nor the week was much like what I had been expecting, not necessarily a bad thing. It was intense, and I was in overload mode for a good part of the time. A highlight of the week was touring the classrooms and seeing what other workshop participants were doing. I did dye a bunch of fabric and will post pictures of that some other time. For now I'm putting together the class supplies for a workshop I'm taking this weekend called Exploring the Surface: An Integrated Approach with Judith Trager. I am more than a little pleased that the class supply list includes acrylic paint and media. After this weekend though I think I'll be all "workshopped-out" for a while.

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

Its great fun to do workshops and gain new ideas, but I find I need MUCH more alone time with the ideas to play in my own studio to truly incorporate them into my work...

juanita sim said...

I think you are right. More and more, I am wanting to spend solid blocks of time experimenting with techniques I've learned over the past year, as well as letting the ideas I've been exposed to trickle down into my brain. In September my youngest will start school and mornings will be freed up for this.

Carol said...

It sounds as though you had a great time at your workshops. After a workshop I love to have a lot of time to play with the ideas I get in class. I always start a sketchbook and just play.