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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Monday, November 18, 2013

painters of summer August 2013

Who knows where the times goes?

 Sandy Denny, who was in an English  group called Fairport Convention,  wrote decades ago a song with a lovely and haunting melody
and words to ponder that for me is  still without answer. Perhaps  because there is none, only thoughts and theories. Judy Collins also recorded this Timeless song.   if time allows, drift over for a listen.
 when painting or arting , time seems to evaporate into nows of a different color, many colors. last summer  we had yet another great paint class gathered with the interesting combo of 3 new  folk and 3 repeaters. an ideal blend in my estimation. we gathered on  a sunny  morning of late August to explore and experiment and make colors from a jar into inspiring  ideas and designs of our own minds.  I invite  painters to look at favored photos, flowers and leaves, oh the leaves! and to make sketches  and  expand their possibilities.  I also ask to them suspend doubt and any lack of skill thoughts that floats up.
 just for the day.
A good practice any time you start a new project,
revisit a challenge or  otherwise problem solve.
    two  leaves from the croton plant and one i painted,
 that I  could paint every day
 as they are so colorful and full o patterns. center one is my quick painting
 on a used coffee filter.

the painters

Mary, Stanka and Barb  are now  deep into paint and
the magic of waving paint brushes

now we are having Fun!

Mary deep into painting from a photo she took
and a sketch she made from her photo.

Michelle paints a grand  rooster.
welcome back M!
(the rocks and all the blue painters tape are useful
to keep painted  fabrics from escaping in a breeze)

Barb's red heliconia takes shape

Erin concentrates on color!
Norma  had great design ideas brewing

Erin  and Norma  are new ladies
to my paint sessions
and they take to painting with ease! 

Stanka takes on Anthurims  in a big and colorful way.
she is also  new to the paint class folk this year.

Mid day, after a painting session,
 we relax under a shade tree for a light  potluck lunch.
Here is a fruit salad palm tree plate  I made 
sprouting  from  sea o sweet strawberries.

after the painting day as I clean up class area, I collect discarded paint pallets and make a little color of my own upon fabric.
some will find their way into quilts and some into smaller projects like postcards.

Thank you to ALL my painters of last August
and in past decade,
for making  for a  wonderful and colorful day,
my favorite way to spend a day !


Kathy said...

Looks like everyone is having a great time. You need to do more of these classes.


quiltedfabricart said...

That looks like so much fun! Fabric painting is good, fabric painting with friends is fabulous!

sonja said...

Thanks Kathy and landscapelady for your comments. painting together is my favorite kind of day :)) !!