I spun off into the art-mosphere on a rocket trip to Arrowmont. Coming back to real life is pretty bumpy. Sure I missed my fellas, but my week away was so worth it. This first trip to sleep-away art camp reminded me of how I felt during my first trip to Europe - I knew it was an absolutely life changing experience. I'm bone-tired, but still buzzing from everything I saw and learned, the people I met and the ideas presented.
We had a fantastic instructor who has likely ruined me for all subsequent teachers: Kate Borcheding. Don't bother googling her - apparently she's in the witness protection program. Kate is a Full Professor at Sam Houston University. She is wonderfully accomplished, patient, smart, wise, and talented. All that combined makes for a successful artist, as well as an excellent teacher. The best players aren't always the best coaches; not true of Kate. I didn't get to say goodbye and thank her again.
Here's a shout out to the birthday girl. My journey was all the more fabulous thanks to my fellow traveler.
Arrowmont experience. The tiles have samples of a couple of the printmaking techniques Kate taught us. We made collages from our prints so more pix of completed works to follow.
p.s. Lori E - don't have your email afterall - drop me a line, ok?