i return to teaching on monday... and i need to get into full work mode in the studio to finalize things for my show in november, but i want to take a minute to reflect on the last couple weeks of summer and what i got to do.
arc summer camp really was amazing.
we arrived in warm rain. you get ferried in a small boat to an island that you can literally walk around in its entirety in about 1/2 hour.
perfect for exploring.
we found a small toad [can you spot him?]
we foraged for wild blueberries and blackberries. they were everywhere.
we spotted so many wild mushrooms [couldn't even photo all of them].
we looked at [and she swam in] the lake.
we found treasures.
i drew things.
we found other people's rock sculptures [and added to them]
we lived a rustic cabin life.
i taught an encaustic class on the fly because poor susan was sick for a day. i forgot how fun encaustic actually is... my demo piece:
i taught a granny square class ON THE BEACH.
i taught a class called day to day where we discussed daily practice - how discipline is part of it. how to find something that inspires you to work daily. what it means to make work FOR YOU and not for deadline/profit/work.
i got to spend time with my mom and the little in a completely different world. i got to meet and hang out with amazing students and fellow teachers [mati, rebecca, rachel, and mimi]. thank you susan/artstream for making this happen. can't wait for next year [you should come. really].