Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your very kind responses. I know I am not the only person to whom this has happened and that there are many similar stories out there, and I appreciate some of you taking the time to share those stories to reassure and to help soften the very real situation in which I find myself. Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom to be able to climb out again. I have decided I am in no state to deal with the garage workroom situation, at the moment and as I will be going to France in 3 weeks to teach at Val d'Argent. I am going to focus on the journal project I will teach there as well as in Belgium. I had done journal quilts in relation to the experiences of Chateau de Chassy some years ago and have used them as the basis for the class in the past- but as I am without my main machine at the moment I have decided to do some journal quilts in relation to Syria- to show students how to focus on elements of a visual experience, how to use photos and different techniques to develop work in a cohesive expressive manner.
Susie asked for pictures of my other Hellfire quilts- I will post those I can find photos of in the next few days- in the days before digital I was sometimes a bit slack in recording- though mostly I did have them photographed- so some are slides and I can't find the scanner slider dooverwackie thing at the moment- could be anywhere. So the photos are of Hellfire I, Hellfire II, Hellfire III and Hellfire V. As I was scanning I realised that I seem to have 2 Hellfire XIV's- and they are distinctly different from each other. I must have lost count.