I got messy, created with feeling, escaped the hindering ideas that have held me back. I was validated. At times, I even felt admired. I watched, absorbed, learned from some of the most talented women I've ever crossed paths with. I was given permission to approach my artwork from an out-of-body vantage point. I am so excited to start creating with the new knowledge I brought home with me. It may be a few days though. I came home to sick children and a pooped husband. It is my turn to take care of business - the 5 days of freedom they gave me was an amazing gift..
Here is my list of my top ten people, places and things about Inspired (in no particular order). I would love it if you would share yours too!
- Writing with a nib and ink - AWESOME!!!
- Playing with CD, Heather and Corvus in Textile Anthology
- The Random Arts booth and their image transfer mini workshop
- The gorgeous apron Shani made for me in the apron swap!
- Stephanie's class (I wasn't sure about this class when I saw the picture of the project in our handbook but I was "Oh, so pleasantly surprised!" I loved the mess, the image transfers, the freedom)
- Having people recognize me from my picture on my blog and tell me they liked my work.
- "Freestyle" art'ing in Tena's class
- Watching all the talented women of group B at work and learning from their unique perspectives.
- Learning from Claudine. My poppets weren't my best work but it was a pleasure to be in her class and in her company.
- Seeing one of my best friends who moved to Charlotte, NC a year and a half ago. The event was nothing short of amazing and to top it off, I get to spend Saturday night and Sunday morning with a women who has "Inspired" and as a woman, friend and mother!
I will be posting many more pictures and sharing more about the projects and techniques over the next few days. I have to pace myself so I can ride this high for as long as possible plus I need to attend to my sick babies.