Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Art Quilt Campus 2017

Working shoulder to shoulder with other art quilters is usually inspiring and motivating, and this year's AQC group did not disappoint! Amazingly creative people gathered from across Canada for a chance to share in this camaraderie, and it was a beautiful thing. :)

Anna Hergert facilitated the experience, and I'm grateful to have been a participant in this "invitation only" event.
(Follow this link to Anna's blog for photos of various goings on!)

St. Peter's Abbey - our home away from home for the week. (I took this photo last year - we had sunnier skies this year!)
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Out of respect, I kept my camera pointed at my own work. Unfortunately, my project is currently in "stealth mode", but rest assured - I'll blab about it later!

In the meantime, I'll share some pictures I made after Anna introduced the idea of  Nalanda Miksang photography.

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Anna led an exercise in recognizing "Moments of Perception".

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Right up my alley!

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I had fun making abstract compositions for the rest of the week!

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Light and shadows, reflection and glow, lines and angles, oh my!

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I felt something click in my brain when I read the Miksang book I'd borrowed from Anna.

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I could feel myself moving from "documenting" to "art making".

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It matters not what the subject is, but what we see when noticing those moments of perception.

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Moments are fleeting - there, and gone - as the light changes.

Rather like life.

It's up to us to grab those beautiful moments before they disappear!


Fresh off the Frame

We are 100% moved and I'm pleased to announce that my new studio is officially up and running, full speed ahead!


Youth Challenge - 2nd Place Winner!

I'm pleased to report that my granddaughter's quilt won second place in the judged competition for her age group!

The P R Bridge, by Laina
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The challenge theme was "Your Place in Canada", and the challenge fabric was the red batik Laina used for her speedboat.

Congratulations on your accomplishment, Laina!!!

Try, Learn, & Grow!
Carole

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations for being 100% moved and having your studio up and running! The AQC group sounds like it was wonderful and I look forward to seeing your project when it comes out of stealth mode. And Laina's quilt is beautiful; congratulations to her on the quilt (and the ribbon is an awesome extra bonus)!

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  2. Nifty photographs. I really like the one of the metal legs (is that an ironing board?) and their shadow.

    Congrats on second place! I like the quilt.

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  3. Your photos are lovely! Sounds like you had an inspiring time at AQC. Congrats to your granddaughter on her wonderful quilt winning a ribbon :)

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  4. Congratulations to Laina, beautiful project!!

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  5. Congrats to Laina and loved the photos. Enjoy the workshop.

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  6. Congrats to your granddaughter! How exciting for her. Your photos are so inspiring! Every where I look there are images I want to turn into quilts!

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