I know from previous experience that I had to ask the driver to stop at a grocery store before dropping us off at Arrowmont. I was feeling so good about having all my ducks in order and then this happened!
I was thinking...great! Now I will have to walk to get my wine. LOL!!!
Arrowmont for 2 entire weeks! Yeah....Bring it on. I can do this...roommate annd all.
I was in Anne Havel's All Fired Up: Who Knew a Torch Could Do All This?
My notebook for ALLLllllll the notes I'm going to take.
I fell in love with a cup.
Annnd...then I bought a cup made by Jason B. Burnett. He had me at the hexagons.
Just an aside here. I couldn't buy the cup I fell in love with. Arrowmont has an assortment of ceramic cups in the mess hall to use. I could post a cup a day on Insta but my friend did that. :) So I bought the cup I fell in love with a second time. See...one can fall in love again and again.
Then I made some stuff. Not digging it so far but hey they are only samples.
Then I collaborated with my flatmate...Tracy Milligan, printmaker/woodcarver. Her instagram is tracymilkigan
I prepped the metal and she drew with a pencil (not graphite). Ooops! You have to use graphite or it won't stick.
I added some lines, drew over her lines (with a graphite pencil this time), and painted with water color enamels. It's at this point where I'm realizing that I don't like bright colors very much. I mean I like it but I don't like it if that makes any sense at all?
I collaborated with my house mate, Patti Moss, ceramist. Her insta here. I was asked to make some earrings for her Buddha sculpture.
So earrings I made.
I drew this cholla cactus skeleton and must say diggin' on it very much and did I mention I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRAW!
I textured the metal and then used liquid enamel and torched the hell out of it!
Okay, this concludes my first week. I was EXHAUSTED and my mind was about to EXPLODE!
Other then that it was a much needed break but we worked through the weekend.
So far I've met some pretty cool people. A place to discuss process and find out what I do and don't like.
2nd week coming up next week. If y'all have any questions just leave me a note. Have a great weekend!