Friday, May 15, 2009

almost...

I've been focused on readying myself for my upcoming classes. This year marks the beginning of my teaching career... to adults rather than young children. It feels right. You all have helped me tremendously. Thank you so much! You've taught me with your questions, your ideas, and your enthusiasm. Now it's time to put it all into practice... face to face and in real time. How exciting that I'll be meeting some of you soon. I've been preparing a bunch of materials and simple swatches for my printing on fabric class this Saturday and also in June.
Here are a couple of them that I photographed early this morning after a day of rain.I was so happy to wake up to blue skies, so were the birds- they gave me such a concert as I pinned the swatches to the line. I've also been preparing my bucket patterns. The round bucket has been tweaked to perfection for my Coffee Sack Hack class. I'm hoping to get several patterns into my shop mid June! I know how many have been waiting to hear this news! I can't believe Squam Art Workshops is right around the corner. I've been waiting for months... and now it's almost here. The thought of spending four summer days in a pristine setting, surrounded by creativity and joy sounds like a reoccurring dream I've had my entire life. Is this for real? I'm so grateful to Elizabeth MacCrellish for creating and organizing a retreat that encapsulates so many of our fantasies. It's not too late to register... I wish you could ALL join me. What a phenomenal crafting extravaganza that would be! Elizabeth sent me this new video to give a taste of what it will be like... see you on Monday!
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19 comments:

  1. YOu are the second person to have posted this envy inducing video! Looks like tons of fun!
    I love your stuff by the way and found you in Artful Blogging.
    e.

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  2. I want,Iwant!!!
    Is really wonderful experience....

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  3. oh how i wish i could come! i am so excited for you!!

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  4. oh, that acorn! ooh, that fern! whatever they may become, i think i want them! :) maybe i'll get to squam one day... i can't wait to read all about your time there.

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  5. Why yes. That is what my dream getaway looks like.

    I may not be able to get to Squam right now, but I am very proud of you and all you have achieved.

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  6. Aww Maya, I wish I could come ! You are awesome & I am so happy for you that you get to do such exciting things ! I'm very proud of you, my friend !
    Have a super nice weekend & relax too ! xoxoxo

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  7. I love that thistle print - very nice!

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  8. Your prints are beautiful! No wonder the birds were applauding!!!

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  9. I want to go too! For now, I'll live vicariously through your blog posts. Beautiful work, as always. I love the little acorn.

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  10. Wow--someday! In the meantime, just a comment to say how much I love those prints hanging on the line. Your blog is wonderfully inspiring!

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  11. Wish I could go! I adore the photo of your work on the line!

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  12. Those swatches are SO beautiful! What will they become?

    --Vicki K.

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  13. I wish I could be there too, it sounds like heaven!

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  14. I SO wish I was able to make it, but it's sooo far away! I'm sure it'll be great, and is a wonderful step for you.

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  15. Hello. I've had your site bookmarked for a while now. Its a wonderful crafty blog! At one point you blogged about how to make stone dolls. Where can I find that? I've looked but can't locate it. Thanks!

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  16. I wish you could all come so much!! The swatches are happy as a bunting, but they could turn into so many things: sachets, the center of pillows, pockets on a tote... lots of possibilities.

    Leslie~ here is the link to the stone dolls:
    http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2008/06/stone-dolls.html

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  17. I'm curious as to what you will do with those prints. I've been playing (finally) with the freezer paper printing, but don't know what to do with the things I've printed. I guess I can just consider them practice pieces and not worry about them. jj

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  18. I bet it was a fabulous weekend! I hope you had fun. Love the prints out on a line. Such an artful morning view.

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  19. so very wonderful. i wish i could be there to see you shine in action. just not doable this year for me. but i so look forward to your tales of squam and photos!

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