Sunday, August 02, 2009

Getting Ready for a Retreat

The Fall Retreat in Iowa with Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon is getting closer and closer. There has been a flurry of chatter on the list this weekend as supply lists and teaser photos have been posted. My fees are paid, my plane ticket is booked and now I get to assemble some supplies -- I am so excited!

Because I can't take my whole studio with me (alas!) I am going to narrow down my color scheme so I at least have a place to start. This little bag of fiber has been in my stash for years, and I think it has finally called out to me to go into a project. I have never worked with yellow before so this should be interesting!

Isn't it pretty? It is a far cry from my usual blue/purple/green mode at any rate.

I have also undertaken a massive reorganization of my studio, as it was becoming impossible to work in there. This week's project was my beading desk. Nothing has ever really been sorted there (I usually just kind of add to the pile as I acquire things) so some organization was really necessary. When I came across this ammonite that I bought about a year ago I decided to take a break and wire it up with a technique based on a design by Nancy Wickman. I absolutely love it!

I admire her style, and one of these days I will purchase her "Victorian Key" design as well.

I will not be posting a Photo-of-the-Week this week as the family and I are leaving for a little vacation tomorrow. I hope everybody is having a wonderful summer!


Michelle Eaton said...

I hope you have a great time on the retreat, and a great little vacation :)

That shell necklace is beautiful. I love how you have wired it.

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a beautiful necklace. Wishing you a lovely holiday and safe journey. Have fun

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks wonderful! lots of swirling shapes :D

BumbleVee said...

Wow.....that's pretty amazing.... beautiful....

Serena said...

I LOVE the necklace too....I'm a sucker for spirals ~ :)

Have a wonderful time on vacation and have fun at the retreat.

HElen said...

Beautiful work and I am sure your class will be awesome!

Have a great vacation and enjoy the time!

MaryO said...

Hope you and Jake have a wonderful relaxing break at the beach!
Lovely pendant and that fiber is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you'll do with it.