Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stencil Madness

Sorry for the lack of blogging by life at Arrowmont is INTENSE! I can't believe I've been here over a month already! I just finished up my second class: Stencil Madness: Monoprint Gone Crazy with Jeniffer Ghormley. It was frustrating at times, but all in all a lot of fun, and I finally came up with a few prints I'm happy with.

Last week I was in Plastics and Resin for Jewelry with super energetic James Thurman. We did all kinda of crazy plastic casting and mold making. We even made layered paper "Thurmanite", which I really enjoyed. I made a few little things, which I haven't photographed yet, but I'll post them later.

This week I'll be in "The Enameled Image" with Jessica Caulderwood. I'm super excited. It's all kinds of painting and drawing techniques in enamels, which is the area where I feel like my skills are lacking.

Just one more week, and then I'm off to Peter's Valley!!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July!!!!

Arrowmont has been a non-stop blur of work and people and bugs and desserts! Yikes! The other educational assistants and I had to move our studio space last week, because there's a class in the sculpture studio this week. I've managed to get a little work done, mostly in my sketch book. It's been really difficult for me to be around so much creativity and so many exciting workshops and not be able to make work. But I've only got one more week of that, and then it's three straight weeks of art party!

I've been to the mountains only a couple times, and out on the strip (usually just long enough to get to the Doughnut Friar). I did venture out for the midnight 4th of July Parade. Talk about some crazy! I've seen a bear, a coyote, some skinks and even went across the border and stood in North Carolina for a bit. The mountains here are stunning, but I still miss the ocean.

Well, I'm off to move a Hollander beater before the fireworks start! Happy 4th!