Saturday, May 09, 2009

Triptych Workshop

I had such a fun time teaching my Triptych Landscape workshop at the Bear Creek Quilt Guild a couple of weeks back. It was an intimate group and everyone did fabulous work! I'm sorry I didn't make notes about the artist's names... (If you are reading, please comment and send me your names.)

I love the repetition in this beach scene. The artist will be adding bamboo skewers to those umbrellas.

Here is Kimberly, the guild president, at work on her piece.
And here it is at the end of the day. She went with a American Indian vibe and used handwriting as a surface design on those tepees.

This piece developed throughout the day and it was wonderful to see all the interesting details she added.

This artist already finished the edges on her piece. She's planning to add embroidery and other embellishments. It reminds me of autumn.
This forest scene is really fun and we all loved that stripy section in the upper part that looks like trees in the distance.
There is a little chapel tucked in the valley of this scene. It took a while to decide to use that pink as the sky. Isn't it fabulous?!

The embroidery on this beach scene is exquisite!

I really enjoy sharing the creative process. Teaching workshops is wonderful in many ways. We had the usual challenges of space, light, bad Wonder Under, and other bumps along the way. The biggest bumps are the moments of doubt that we sometimes feel when trying a new technique or when a piece is not developing as desired, or when I feel I am not providing effective inspiration and direction. And yet, when these bumps are overcome, we grow.

6 comments:

Carmen Rose said...

Oh, that looks like fun! I should try that.

Gerrie said...

I am so proud of you!! This is wonderful work that your students did. I love all of them.

momma helen said...

Oh! This SOOOO makes me want to take one of your classes! What wonderful stuff!

deb poole aka kustomgal said...

Love your blog Deborah. I wish we lived next door so i could pick your brain. Maybe you could move to chicagoland?
Come see my side of the world some time at my blog...
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Kristin L said...

Looks like a fun workshop. Kudos for you going out and doing it. :-)

Melly Testa said...

Wow! Good work, Deborah! Neat student work.