the cabbages unfurled silver and purple.
and the garden continued to soothe
In July, I made a couple of quilts for young women who graduated from high school this spring: my niece Megan, in California, and my neighbor, Grace.
In midsummer, I took a two-day class in dimensional felting at New England Felting Supply https://www.feltingsupply.com/ with Andrea Graham.
She's great at dimensional tree trunks and rocks
But she wasn't able to help me bring any dimensionality to these images of canoes at Boat Meadow Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, that had been my motivation for taking her class.
Nevertheless I persisted in working on them and continue to this day.
This felted landscape was created using the technique I'll be teaching at the West Hartford Art League in a one-day workshop on Sunday, October 16, from 10 am to 4 pm. http://westhartfordart.org/workshops/.
Working from a photo, I traced its outlines onto a piece of raw silk, then filled in the outlines with a soft form of wool called wool roving, using a special barbed needle. There's still time to sign up!
Also this summer I got to go to three art openings: opening receptions for juried art exhibits for which my fiber art was chosen. One was a reception for Water, Water Everywhere, a juried show at the Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook,Connecticut. Here I am with Low Tide First Encounter Beach II on the left and Eastham Low Tide II on the right.
Also this summer, some teaching was on the schedule, in two venues. One was Hartford's Chrysalis Center, and you can read about that in a soon-to-be-created blog posting, now with NEW HIPAA compliance.
Come see me on Saturday or Sunday, November 12 or 13, at the Connecticut Historical Society, one of Open Studio's many venues, at One Elizabeth St. in Hartford's West End.
In other news this summer, I created a major 40 x 40 piece, called "Layers, Literally," which embodies a series of visual puns. More about that in a soon-to-be-written blog posting.
What else? Two sojourns on Cape Cod, a week in June and two weeks in September, yielding these inspirations:
These images are going to sustain me when the cold weather hits. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the last of the departing summer's balminess.