Today is a rainy day, cold, overcast, dreary. I did not sleep well last night, awake at 3 am and could not return to sleep. It’s a good kind of day for me to stay in my office and catch up on bookwork, filing, and correspondence and also, blogging. I have needed time the past month to deal with a family medical crisis. Though not totally resolved, as yet, it is stable for the moment.
Fortunately I received an email from Kathleen Thomas, a student who took both my classes when I taught in Taos last spring. The simple ironies of life, right? I had, just a short time ago, mentioned about not taking pictures of student work during that time because I hadn’t begun blogging yet, at that time. She’s working on creating these wonderful figures she refers to as Shamans and is using the fabric collage for the front of the bodies. I had demonstrated melting polyester fabric with a heat gun and she didn’t remember what tool I had used. “The hair dryer didn’t work”, she noted in her email. Happy to provide her with that information I requested photos, of course, to show you.