I'm at home today. I awoke at 415 with a splitting headache, to the point of nausea. It didn't get better when I got up, & I was unable to drink coffee (which I thought might cure the headache), so I ended up calling in sick. I went back to bed & woke up a few hours later with just a dull ache on the left side & the nausea subsided, so I'm feeling better already.
Here are a few photos from my classes on the 3rd & 4th.
In the Surface Design & Embellishing class we started out with the "Straw Dying" that I learned last spring.
I gave each student fabric & a pair of bamboo socks for dying. Barb Russell really got into it. She used her socks to clean up her bucket when she was done dying her fabric.
The students did rubbings with oil pain sticks,
& I tried to show them how they can use foil & stamps, but at some point I felt like I had lost control of the class. By about 2 o'clock everyone was fried on overload.
Sunday we did purses.
My students were great, & everyone did their own design. Ruthe had made her flap ahead of time, using a beautiful crinkled fabric that she then sewed on to Texture Magic, & got more texture. She put together a great bunch of buttons & beads, & took one of the fused glass bits that I brought to share (made by Mindy).
It was a great weekend. I took this shot of the Ravens & the moon outside of the Beartooth Restaurant after class on Sunday. I wish I'd had my telephoto lens with me.