Monday, August 11, 2008

Penland detox

After a few days back from Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, I'm finally starting to feel like my normal self again. I had an incredible time working as Julie Leonard's assistant in a boxmaking class for Session 5, both exhilarating and exhausting. Every day was packed with so much activity, each night was spent chatting with new friends over wine as if entire weeks had passed. I also got the opportunity to show one of my Bad Sparrow scrolls at the current exhibit at the Penland Gallery, "Is that Supposed to be Funny? Wit, sarcasm, and humor in craft" It's up until September 21, so stop by if you're in the area. Because the entire scroll couldn't be shown in the gallery space, I made a little codex 'touchable' version which turned out to be a big hit. So, I am now starting on an edition of those which should be available later this fall.

If you haven't been to Penland yet, I highly recommend it. Just be prepared for some intense work and intense play. Oh, and the food is delicious. Go here if you want to see my photos.

Stopped in Asheville on my way home and visited Blue Barnhouse press where I picked up these sweet little cards.