Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tight Squeeze

Well, I am done! Time was tight, but with 12 workshops in 2 weeks and only having one finish late by a few minutes (late students!), I think it all went very well. 2 or 2.5 hour workshops to make felt is really a tight squeeze. Unfair to the medium really, as there is just too much to share and understand that one cannot begin to express in that time frame. That being said, I had many students who I know will take the experience and move forward in some way. At the very least, they will know what felt is and have a little appreciation for what kind of work is involved. Some may use it in their own classrooms or make reference to it in some way. It's a good thing (sorry, Martha)
My only regret is that there was not one more week. It took a week for them to notice I was there and then they were clamouring for spaces available in the second week. One more week to get them all hooked (maniacal laugh) would have been good. So now what, you ask? (or maybe not, but I am going to tell you anyway):

1.) Teapot for an invitational show in Pittsburgh
2.) Retirement gift for my mommy
3.) Scarves for a gallery
4.) Bags for new Water + Wool Gallery (located at New England Felting Supply)
5.) Work for the Agnes Etherington Sales and Rental Gallery

There are things I must do that I will sort of enjoy, must do but will enjoy, and don't have to do and will really enjoy. Fitting it all in is always a tight squeeze.

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vilterietje said...

andrea, your pics always make me laugh! it's good to hear thatyourworkshops went well, but man, what a lot of work in 2 weeks time: chapeau!

Unknown said...

You're amazing. I can't imagine teaching in that time frame. What a challenge! Kudos Andrea.

Pam de Groot said...

wow that sounds like speed felting.

time to relax

time to relax
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