Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lichen, Woods, Workshops Coming

Usually I walk a mile in the morning at one of several stores around town until the warm weather arrives here in Plainwell, Michigan. It was dark and raining this morning and I got a late start. I like walking very early before the stores get busy. When I arrived at my destination, they were already busy so I decided to go to the woods to "just look". What an excellent choice for the day! There was beautiful, spectacular lichen. I took some photos via my phone and most of them are up on my facebook page. I am struck by the subtle colors and incredible shapes lichen take on. The smell of the woods in the early spring is lovely too, very earthy, sweet, sometimes musky...and with the soft rain and overcast shies. It was a lovely time there. I love rainy days. ( You might want to click on this photo to see the detail. It is lovely to see the moss on the lichen!)

Over the past few days I've been trying to finalize three workshops I've been asked to teach in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin at Bahr Creek Llama Farm and Studio. I think we have done it. Bahr Creek Llama Studio is having sheering days on their very large herd of llama. They have a huge turn out for this annual event.
So here is the line up:
Felt Bird Pods
-Wednesday, May 25th, 9:30AM-2:30PM, cost 55.00 + 20.00 material fees.

Nuno Felt-Thursday, May 26th, 9:30AM-2:30PM, cost 55.00 + 25.00 material fees.

Sculptured Wool Felt Hat -Friday, May 27th, 9:30AM-2:30PM, cost 55.00 + 20.00 material fees.

For more information on these workshops, please contact Brigitte at Bahr Creek. She told me that the classes always fill very fast so if you are interested, I'll encourage you to act with haste.

If the classes are over filled, I will stay one more day to teach.

The scarves below are the ones that I've dyed for the nuno felting workshop at Bahr Creek. The colors turned out so softly lovely. I am thinking I'll have a hard time letting go of these scarves.

I am also counting down the days until I get to go spend an extended time with Jone, the amazing, and Pam, the incredible. Looks like we're going to manage a felting get away. YES!!!!!

Well, off to go felting for the rest of the day.

Joy in the day and Shalom,


Carolyn Dean said...

Nothing brings me more peace and joy then walking in the woods. It is there that I meet God .. can leave behind the anxieties of life and listen to His whispering to my soul.

~ Carolyn ~

Ginny Huber said...

Lots in this post of beauty and interest!! The lichen is lovely and at first I thought it was textured felt..soon, no?! Lovely, too that you are doing all those workshops in Wi..I'm glad they are a bit after I'm in Plainwell for Nicola's workshop Dawn is organzing! So hope to see you in person. Wonderful that you and Jone and Pam are planning a getaway. That should be amazing.

Patty Biermans said...

I love walking in the woods and I didn't know that there were such gorgious ones. I wish you lots of succes with the workshops. Hugzz...Peebee