Friday, July 19, 2013

Garden of the mind

Lie still, where there's a breeze.
Summer heat wave into its umpteenth day. I feel my Scottish blood, and retreat to caves, dark and cool. Both studios have huge windows, and no AC -- they are off-limits until the weather breaks.

The tomatoes and nasturtiums seem quite happy.  Me, I'm tidying up the to-do list, tilling mental soil.

I'm working on course plans for my fall classes at Arlington Center for the Arts and Emerson Arts Umbrella.  In Arlington, I'm excited to offer "Free Form Fabric Collage" again. This tour of techniques and design issues debuted last spring. The students brought such energy to the class, and made some terrific work.

The Emerson class, "Musketquid Fabric Printing: Designs from the Garden," is new. We'll meet for 8 weeks, taking our inspiration from the garden they grew this summer. For my own inspiration,  I've ordered Stitched Flowers, by a new artist I found through Pinterest, Bobby Brindell.

Time to sit in the shade with some watercolors and dream.