Bangkok is a city of 8 million people, with hundreds of Buddhist temples and shrines, thousands of market stalls, and amazing food.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Luang Pragband, Laos
Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a beautiful city in north central Laos. Each morning, hundreds of monks walk through the streets collecting alms.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Our guide told us that Siem Reap is a city with ½ million people and 6 traffic lights. Located nearby, Angkor Wat, a Hindu temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest religious monument in the world.
A city of 8 million people and 5 million motorbikes. Crossing any street was a challenge; we were told to just start and keep on walking.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay has over 2000 limestone islands, rising spectacularly from the water.
Polly bidding a fond farewell to Joker, our Bangkok guide
I am just home from a workshop held at North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, Vermont. Taught by Annet Couwenberg, it was both stimulating and humbling. We worked with Fosshape, millinery wire, and buckram. Below is a photo of only some of the many little experiments I created in the last few days.
"Art 2 Art: Artists Inviting Artists" opened at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD, on November 22. It runs through January 7, 2018. Each invited artist was asked to invite one other exhibitor; I was (and still am) honored to be invited by Susan Levi-Goerlich.
The Kentucky Museum, on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, is a gem of a museum. Brent Bjorkman is the Director extraordinaire. The current exhibit, up through the end of June, is "A Culture Carried," about the 6,000 Bosnians who live in Bowling Green. You can learn more about it here. It is a moving exhibit, worth a visit in person or on-line.
The home of the original Dollar General Store, and, more importantly, The Basket Maker's Catalog!
It was a great few days in Scottsville, a hexagonal weave with interlacing workshop, sponsored by The Basket Maker's Catalog. Beth Hester was a hostess extraordinaire.
It was a fun workshop at Philis Alvic's studio in Lexington, KY!
What a fabulous week we had at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We were a great group. Lots of learning, sharing, experimenting, and laughter!
ART 2 ART
The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park
November 22 - January 7, 2018
This is an invitational show. Fifteen invited artists were asked to invite one other artist. My wonderful friend, Susan Levi-Goerlich, invited me.
The Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton, MA, does road trips. This week a busload of people journeyed to Brattleboro. My studio was included on their tour. It was an exciting few hours, a craft show in my own studio, with great conversations.