Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I am just starting to come down from four days of almost non-stop stimulus and excitement. Bhakti Ziek gave the program, a mini workshop and a two day workshop for Potomac Fiber Arts Guild this weekend. She arrived Thursday to stay with me and joined our complex weaves study group on Friday. We fit in a quick dash to the Textile Museum on Friday afternoon. While I had met Bhakti earlier at the Denver HGA Convergence, we did not really know each other. But my did we connect on lots of levels--personal and professional. It was a joy to find such a kindred spirit. Her workshops were full of insight, and she challenged us all to push ourselves. The critiques were especially helpful. She is such a generous, open and yet insightful teacher, so she drew concrete and positive analysis from us all. I have a lot of new ideas gestating and this helped to give them some form and direction. Now I need some time to get back to work and let them percolate through my consciousness.