Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It is enough

So anxious to try out some of the things that I learned from Pam...I got a prefelt that was purple and nutmeg, applied some textures in the middle and felted it firmly. Then did a 'discharge" on the entire piece after I put the fabric into a fan fold. I like the result. My husband sees North American Indian pottery, Pam sees something oriental, I see a woman dancing and lifting her hands in praise. I would do things differently now that I see the results, but it is a learning thing, and I am looking forward to more adventures in the dye and un-dye pots!

I am pleased to announce that I've been asked to teach at the: Crooked River Fiber Fling Aug 4-7 2011. I'm not sure if all of the classes are up on the page yet, but it looks like it is going to be a wonderful event and venue. I hope that I'll get the chance to meet some of you while I am there. Others who are teaching are listed below. Nice bunch of talent.
The Fiber CAFE of the Peninsula Art Academy presents

Sharon Costello, Sally Melville, Suzanne Higgs, Carol Adams, Joan Brasaemle, Gerrie Hotton, Jennie Hutchings, Mary Kapenekas, Rosanna Ludwig, Cris Welch.

I hope to get a bunch of samples completed this week for the upcoming classes. My ADD is really bad right now...I do things I want to do, not the things I should. Got to work on getting my "get focused" and follow through. So hard sometimes, just so hard. But today I'll finish the scarf I laid out and then put things away so I can think better. Though I am in a state of scatter, I am so filled up with joy and peace, and that is good enough and far better than I deserve!

Happy felting and Shalom,


Judith said...

I like you interpretation of the piece best.

robinfelt said...

Oh Suzanne, don't sell yourself short! You deserve it all, of course. I struggle in the exact same scattered way, and see myself in your words. It is good to try to understand how the mind works. To tame it is not so easy!

Hooked On Felt said...

Thanks Judith. I had no idea how the piece would turn out. It was just an experiment that went well for me. Can you see the woman dancing too?

Hooked On Felt said...

God bless you.

Ginny Huber said...

Hi Suzanne! I'm with Robin on all that she said-to you, to so many of us..For me so much gets compounded by an inner critic that seems to slide in nad try to take over! The dyeing experiment intrigues me as I am someone who is just beginning to work with dyes and discharging them. And congrats on the August teaching gig.