Thursday night we elected the theme Couples for our Friday work. The rule is that you don't have to do the theme, if you don't like it. Or you can combine themes, especially if you get behind (which I always do, since I'm also teaching a lot.)
I'll put a whole sequence of pix of making this painting with airbrush either in a next blog or on my Facebook page, in an album there, soon.
It was Sunday when Marsha's netbook stopped connecting to the wifi, while our friend Duane Hart was visiting. He fixed her computer and also took my laptop apart and fixed the bad connection on my keyboard. Mac laptops have about 50 screws to take out, to access the innerds, so we'd been putting it off. But Duane, our hero, fixed everything in record time, and we were all back in business.
I realized that Turtle Art Camp is also celebrating its 15th year now, if you don't count 2004, the first year. That year, I only did one day workshops, where people would bring a sack lunch and just stay that one day. In 2005 is when I began the format we have now, of a weeklong, live-in workshop. So I drew Judy Smith and me, with two Bloody Marys, celebrating our mutual Quinceañeras. I didn't get to paint this idea though, as we somehow switched to cupcakes for the Quinceañera theme.
I've left out two themes: Sunday's was Inspired Mandalas, and Monday's was Fortunes: our fortune cookie papers from Wild Ginger, a local Chinese restaurant the night before. Since none of us actually got five paintings started, we all missed at least one theme, unless we combined themes to account for them all. I will write my fortune on my Philadelphia Freedom piece, in large enough lettering that you'll see it. My fortune was "They are never alone, who are accompanied by noble thought." (in bed.)
This is Marsha's Cherry Pie and Garden Gnomes, pinned and with quilting started.
I really loved doing that project, and am glad I had a chance to make a second run at doing this challenge. Quilt Art means a lot to me, and yesterday, when I realized that my Turtle Art Camps are also 15 years old this year, I really got into it! 1995 was the year I changed the camp format from a once-a-month salon day to a weeklong biosphere happening! So, Happy Quinceañera to both QA and TAC! Yea!
If you'd like to sign up for a Turtle Art Camp for this year, or just read about the camp logistics, please visit my site's page for it.
I've posted my airbrush painting sequence of "Philadelhpia Freedom" on my Turtle Moon Studios Facebook page. You can see a whole bunch of photos of me making the painting there.
See you later, mien alligators! Love, Lucky