Asilomar. There is a grey blue light outside and by the time I have gone through my emails and finished this post it will burst into orange. The miracle of the day. So I figure that when the day begins with such an event, the rest of the day almost can’t go wrong. Maybe it’s just attitude that allows you to see the ‘graciousness’ in moment. I figure that if you grab that jolly word with both hands and hang on, you can’t go wrong for the rest of the day.
The sounds, the colors, the smells and the variety of goods that you can buy just makes a Textile Artists head spin.
In January this year, my creative life changed when I purchased the new iPad pro.
I bought the largest screen and the largest memory iPad that I could. Then came the wonderful apple pencil. It really has taken me almost all of the year to work through the applications that work in my favor.
The main one I use is Adobe sketch.
It’s almost 3.00 am. At home I could get up and with coffee in hand wend my way across the brick courtyard to the studio. But here in Antigua Guatemala we have just one large room so it’s a bit difficult to do my usual thing of getting up early and working without disturbing husband Keith. You make do on the road, a digestive cookie, dates that were packed in my case from Dubai and room temperature mineral water. A number of my textile art friends on Facebook queried me about the Huipils I purchased yesterday. So I thought I would explain their use, their beauty and what I use them for. I’ve been a huge fan of Huipils since I became aware of Frida Kahlo many years ago. I have a rather large collection and they form a good proportion of decoration in my house as wall art and throws. To be honest, I only have two that I wear, but I always feel a bit of a fraud wearing them… I think I need to …
I love the unusual, and we sure found some very interesting and exciting things to share at the fair yesterday. We walked for miles, ate a hamburger and fries and had a wonderful day.
I have been to the real one and like millions of others I did sneak just one photo but to see it at the size it was produced was awe inspiring.
This is for all of you who love children and who believe in the future…
To all of you who are artists and work with textiles.
Imagine working on a dirt floor in a small house in the slums of Jaipur, 20 members of your family share that small space.
Enjoy this two minutes of loveliness.
This is how I see the world.
I'm having a day off scheduled work today. I am tired, but I did walk around Hot Springs and I'm rather impressed. Great galleries, gift shops and restaurants. I spent the morning walking through this venue… it's huge and I can see great potential. There is a lot of work going on with the renovations and the opening will be in October. A lot of space, accommodation, pool, spas, and set in a neat town. These are just a few of the things I saw today…. It is rather hot here… and I think I need to go down town and take a bottle to get some spring water, you can get it from a fountain in the main st… there were about 10 people there this morning with big containers gathering water… I stopped for lunch at Whole Hog cafe It was delicious…. I have enough ribs for lunch and tea…. I visited the bath house and also a great gallery…. Gallery of photos taken today.