We're delivering the work and installing on Thursday. I'm taking eighteen tapestries and some related paintings and sketchbooks. I'll have four tapestry in the exhibit that weren't included in the show I had at Berry College earlier this year, all completed during 2016 although the big oak leaf one was begun last fall. Almost all of the pieces included are based upon paintings, drawings, or photos I've done while in residence at either the Lillian E. Smith Center or at Hambidge Center.
Artist residency experiences continue to be so important to me as I seek ideas for tapestries. I wrote about that in British Tapestry Group publication, Tapestry Weaver, last year. And I've written another related article that's going to be in the next Surface Design Journal. In the next article, I've also included some thoughts about the value of residencies from other Hambidge Fellows. (After I'd written this I checked the mailbox and found my complimentary copy of the SDJournal. Here's the table of contents as posted online... notice page 50!)
This fall I'll be back at both Hambidge (for a week only) and then later at Lillian Smith Center (a couple of week stay). I'm hoping to have lots of ideas and inspiration to follow up on after those times in the woods!