Saturday, October 1, 2016

Good Grief!

OK, just a minor melt-down here... it's taken me about 30 minutes to be able to get into my blog and to delete a spam comment, then to make a post.  I guess this is all because I've been so slow to add a new post?  Probably.  Add to that the fact that I'm at an artist residency right now where the internet connection is iffy, to say the least... non-existent, most of the time, to say the most.  You get the drift.

So-- here goes with a new blog post, straight from beautiful Hambidge Center--where I'll be leaving tomorrow!  I've had an intense two weeks--John Campbell Folk School last week to teach a group of 11 wonderful people, along with a fabulous assistant who's an art major at the University of North Georgia.  I went home for two days and left again, heading here to Hambidge for a week.

Rock House, Hambidge Center
I've had lots of loose ends and obligations to fulfill while at this residence at Hambidge (an article for American Tapestry Alliance newsletter, Tapestry Topics in collaboration with Erin M. Riley, as well as a couple of trips to Piedmont College to speak -- first day to students about my show, then the next day as part of a panel for the Lillian Smith Day events). 

John Templeton, Nancy Smith Fichter, Nanette Curran answer Craig Amason's questions about their memories of Lillian Smith during the Lillian Smith Day event at Piedmont College
Today I've spent in my studio, doing nothing other than my own work... and, now--listening to the birds in the chimney!  Right now, they're moving in for the night. During the day, I guess, they are out somewhere (probably sleeping) until it begins to get dark and then they return to the chimney to chatter ALL night long.  Should I say it remindes me of Paul Klee's Twittering Machine?  Or maybe Hickcocks's The Birds? Though, without having my eyes plucked out and after five days of the chatter, I've almost gotten used to it.

Today, I've worked on designing the image to use for the month of October in my year-long tapestry diary.  Here's where I've gotten to now... more work on the painting tomorrow before I leave:

Here's a quick overview of the Piedmont show of my tapestries:

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