March 21, 2008

MissLaBama's At The Lake...

What a fantastic few days! What a thrill to be able to dedicate time and space to share with good friends for the sole purpose of enjoying each other's company and, maybe, create a bit of art.

Meet Dorothy Furlong Gardner... our leader, our mentor, our dear friend. I've told of our frequent monoprint workshops in the past but Dottie no longer has her wonderful studio to share so this gathering was an extension of that experience. This encaustic print session was planned while Patti Pilie, another dear friend, was still with us so it was also a tribute to her...

Here, Patti's sister, Diane St. Germain, is watching Billie Bourgeois work an encaustic print. Billie has pursued this process enthusiastically and set a fine example for the novices among us.

Billie, Chris Cozic, Dottie and I at one of our table top critiques.

Morning sun for breakfast... Chris, Keith Alford, Billie and Dottie plan the next move...


Chris and Diane showed what a REAL camera can capture at the lake... severe damage may have been done to my personal photo expectations! I see the following sunrise frequently, but my photos don't look like this!

I'm in rush mode as next week is family full and haven't given this all it deserves, but I'll get back to it from time to time as things settle back into routine and the mind begins presenting details that should be shared. It was a special time... a very special time...

7 comments:

Dale Anne said...

I LOVE the photo of the reflection on the glass table!
Looks like a heavenly place!!!

CMC said...

Waaah...what fun. I'm jealous. Can't wait to hear and see more.

Martha Marshall said...

What a great time it must have been. Looking forward to future reports!

Karen Jacobs said...

The lake house really lends itself to art parties! This was a great test for the space, we all had plenty of room and were still relatively close for social purposes. Wouldn't call it serious art making time, but relaxed and fun. I expect many opportunities for more of same... let's plan!

Annette Bush said...

Karen
Glad the workshop was all you wished for and more. Will look forward to hearing much more about this one and others.
A

Suzanne Ally said...

Karen
This looks like a sublime time together!

Karen Jacobs said...

It was that and more... got to plan more art parties!