and my brain is buzzing like an oversexed bee.
Jet lag is a funny thing – and not funny in that ha-ha way. More like the WTF way, as in no matter how sleep deprived I was before arriving in Tacoma, my eyes pop open at 5 a.m. local time. The other shock? It doesn’t get light here until nearly 8 a.m.
Not that it matters. There have been lights flashing on in my head all day long.
The credit goes to Anita Luvera Mayer and her “Surface Design” class. Wow. Who knew a day of playing with fabric and crayons and paints and heat guns and irons could be so exhausting? So inspiring. So revealing.
Note to Greatest Husband in the World: I think I ‘m going to need some extra work space, and maybe a few small tools. You’ll probably start to notice that I always seem to have paint under my fingernails, and that I’m collecting an unusually large amount of strange, found objects. There could very well be more beads entering the house. And fabric. And have you ever considered embellishing your canvas ski bag with say, burned felt? Or, a wax resist pattern?
Our workroom walls were covered with displays of Anita’s handwork for day-long inspiration. Take a peek:
And just in case all of this beauty wasn’t enough, we took a late afternoon field trip to the Tacoma Art Museum to view an exhibition of Aminah Robinson’s multi-media art. In a moment of serendipitous magic, we happened to be in the gallery when the artist herself arrived with a small group of local students and invited our class to join them for a private tour and interactive lecture about her work and her creative process.
We left the gallery just as the sun was setting, casting a pink glow over the towering facade of Mount Rainer.
My god, this is incredible.