Monday, September 22, 2008

Spent the weekend in Cardiff by the Sea at Emily's house so I could attend an Art weekend with her, taught by Anahata Katkin.  We had the classes at a waldorf school near Em's house. I didn't take nearly enough photos - 

here's the table I crouched at (it was kiddie sized) the first day, with Em, and her friends Lisa, Liz, Amy and Maren.  Here Em is helping Lisa with some ideas, because Lisa and I were about on par as far as art experience went. (read: zero) at the bottom of the photo is my canvas, pre Mandala'd
here's my finished one on the left. I had to leave the upper right side open, and try and give it extra visual interest because the tracing paper was not visible on my super-light background, and I couldn't see the pattern.  Oh well!
more Mandalas from class.

Saturday I bunked at Em's house with Liz and Annie. I got my first taste of Indian food (um, yum) and crashed relatively early to get ready for day 2. 
Liz and I decided to work outside for the second day, because floor space was limited and also we liked it out there.  It was beautiful and there was a nice breeze. I am regretting it today though, as I sport my Rudolph nose and itchy red arms. Above is my 'work station', about halfway thru the day.

and here's the finished product.  Everyone's "Funky wallpaper People" were very different and they were a lot of fun to see. It was a great experience and I'm glad I went - especially since I hadn't seen Emily since they moved. 

I got home to a super-clean house (oh, sweet hubby!) and dessert company in the form of great friends. We went to bed way too late and were lucky to drag the kids out of bed in time for school today. 


DailyFamily said...

Fun, fun!! What a great escape.

Levi William Heath said...

you ARE an ARTI'ST! -R

Penelope Crackers said...

Oh the fun! How I wish I could have come too. You are one lucky duck. Your art is loberly! Such beautiful colors too. I tend to unsaturate things I think. I love how bright your stuff turned out. Way to go!

Gurgy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun!