Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Art Unraveled

is in full swing! It's been great seeing so many old friends, meeting some on-line friends for the first time, and meeting others brand new. It's great to put faces to names that I've known via the internet for years. There is just something powerful about being able to gather with others who are like you and understand you even when you don't really know each other well. There is a soul connection that happens. If it weren't for Art Unraveled, Fran and I would have never met. I would still be wishing for a really close friend that "gets me". And my relationship with Fran had time to solidify before my sweet friend, Stephanie, moved away to Colorado. God takes such good care of me providing just what I need in the right time.

Anyway, I went to the opening night to hear my new, sweet friend, Reva Solomon, speak to us. I just love her! I met her last year at lunch for like, oh, 30 seconds, yet she made a lasting impression on me in that 30 seconds and I have followed her blog since. This year we have made a point to spend some time together and I feel like I have always known her. She has such a genuine, honest soul.

I took my first all day class on Monday along with Fran and my friend, Joanne, who came from Michigan. I also got to hang out with some others from previous classes in years past like Marilyn and Lynn. Hey girls! Our class was a quilt class with Jane LaFazio. I opted not to do that landscape quilt but did two cats instead. These kitties are 2 of the feral cats that live here... they were born underneath my storage shed. There were a total of 11 feral cats that my neighbor and I managed to get spayed/neutered and now care for them. A couple of them disappeared but there are still several here. These two have allowed me to pet them now. These pieces are works in progress... I've not done any stitching on them yet. The purple piece is Ariel and the orange piece is Sassy.

My second class was yesterday evening. A watercolor journaling class by Jane. It was nice to paint in watercolors again and see how Jane does it. There were several locals in the class so that was fun.

Today, I'll be doing a bit of shopping for my dear friend Katie (my teacher on Sunday) and Judy, whom I've only met briefly but have followed her work closely for a long time. Judy is teaching my class tomorrow evening "So you want to sell your art". I've already picked up some things from their supply lists but need to finish up and deliver things later today.

So, that's the latest update!


Anonymous said...

This topic have a tendency to become boring but with your creativeness its great.

Judy Streger said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your quilts when they are finished. You've done an amazing job painting the cats. Ariel's eyes are so real looking that I think she's looking right out at me. It's uncanny.

Kathy McElroy said...

Loved reading about your days & classes at AU. I know all about feral cats. I've done the same for all the ones that show up here. It's a great thing your doing. I guess we are just softies when it comes to lost animals. Love your cat pictures. Can't wait to hear more about your week.

Karen Campbell said...

This is great, Angie ... can't wait to see them when they are done!

Tiglizzyclone said...

I really like those cat pictures. We have three cats here. My daughter volunteers at our local shelter, so she sees a lot of homeless ones.

Jane LaFazio said...

Hey Angie! It was so great to meet you in person!! thanks again for your support and invitation to Art Unraveled. I had a great time. Can't wait to see your kitty quilts completed!
Jane LaFazio

jackie said...

I love your cat faces! And enjoyed reading about the fun at AU!

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

These are great! Are they on paper or fabric? I love cats! As a matter of fact my daughter and I are going to the Humane Society tonight for a little retraining in the cat room so we can volunteer again! Marva