Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Charlie has decided that tapestry = lap sitting ... hmmm, not easy to weave when there's a (rather large) kitteh on one's lap!
Right, off to do some Colour Theory homework, then back to the weaving later on.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Last Friday Anita, Brigitte (Anita's mum) and I went to see the magnificent Kaffe Fassett, who was giving one of his amazing lectures / slide shows - WOW! :O He and Brandon Mably are so inspirations! Here's a pic of them both (nicked from Facebook):
Kaffe Fassett was the reason I started designing needlepoint - I picked up one of his books in the early 90s (after I finished Art School), stitched a few of his designs, then decided to start designing my own. I saw him first in 1995, then in 2000. Apparently he has toured in between then and now, but I missed him. I had lent Brigitte all my Kaffe books, and she was the one who tipped me off about this visit.
Kaffe started off as a painter, then moved to knitting, then needlepoint, rag rugs, mosaics, and now quilting - PHEW! He still does them all interchangeably, as well as touring the world with his workshops and lectures. I wanna be that energetic when I'm in my 70s too! Brandon, as well as being Kaffe's partner and studio manager, is also a designer - he showed us the rooster needlepoint he's working in when Anita and I decided to be groupies and corner him :P
Tapestry-wise, I'm getting really bogged down with the massive amounts of work I have to complete in a fairly short space of time ... it's crazy up until the end of April, then the assignment due dates are a bit more spaced out. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the reason my persistent cough won't go away. So - in typical Michelle-fashion - I've created a study timetable, which is becoming increasingly more detailed. My cure for being overwhelmed is strict organisation! Cross fingers that it works ;)