Thursday, April 7, 2011

PD Day for Artists

I spent today at a Professional Development workshop for artists, what a treat! The facilitator was Martha Cole from Saskatchewan who has been working as an artist for over 40 years. What a wealth of knowledge and experience she has....
Martha's topic was "Creating  Body of Work" and although I have been a quilter for a very long time my travels into the realm of art have only happened in the last 5-6 years. And its only been recently that I have felt that some of my work is leading into a "body". We worked with only our own pieces and really didnt lookat one anothers work except during coffee breaks. We had many exercises to work through, lots of thinking and writing, but all within a very postive environment. I loved it!
The setting was also perfect....Gloria Daly has just finished her custom built studio space and we were the first class to use it. After a blessing of bread and salt and a toast of champagne we worked all day in a very lovely mood!
I have lots of thinking and writing still to do but have great vibes of energy. Here are some pictures of the new space. Visit Gloria at

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Sounds and looks like such a satisfying experience - thanks for sharing it.