From Soup to Nuts…

image Traditional West African Tie-Dye 401F, 401SA

from the HGA website

Instructor: Gasali Adeyemo

Learn to tie-dye in the West African tradition of Yoruba adire as you create a design known as “pigeon eyes” using cloth, dyes, and raffia.

In case you haven’t noticed, there is so much on the internet one could get seriously lost. From HGA on Twitter, I read about Abigail Doan, a fiber installation artist. Check out her interesting work here. One picture of her work is below.

imageAlso from HGA newsletter comes the news about the Art Sparks at Convergence. These look really interesting. Short one hour classes classes of hands-on learning with a carry-away product. There are several that I would love to take, but I’m most interested in the African tie dye (pictured at the top of this post) and the Shiva Paintsticks.

I also ran across this post about beating the post exhibition blues, but it seems that these ideas would work for any period of extreme activity and the let down that follows. That may not be a problem for others, but I always have that let down, and it takes a day or two to get back in the swing of things. That’s one reason that I always try to have the warp tied on immediately after cutting off and the next project planned. And I know that when the boys go home to North Carolina, there will be that let-down period. The trick is to make it as short as possible. In this particular case, we have had a really good visit and lots of fun. It’s interesting, that with all of the special things we did, the “best part” as stated by the oldest, is getting to be with family and play in the pool at Great-grandmother’s birthday party. Can’t get much better than that!

image My son and daughter-in-law live in Flagstaff where they are having huge fires. It seems that the second fire has now consumed 14,000 acres. As my DIL says, it better the the camping trip of a lifetime because no one will be camping there for years. Don’t people think? Was I just raised with extreme caution? Fire moves fast. What about pouring water over your coals? I just don’t get it.

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