Istvan Pono of Pono Visual Expression, did a huge favor for me and took these quick, but gorgeous shots of my 2 newest pieces. They will be incorporated into the new Off The Grid publications.
We’re adding more classes to the schedule! These classes are still in the planning stages, but check back often to get the latest information.
Jeanne Applegate, Jacksonville Weavers Guild member, is going to teach the ancient art of Kumihimo (Japanese braiding).
Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the marudai and the takadai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour and their horses’ armor (barding). Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumihimo
Kumihimo is used to make all kinds of things, from cords to jewelry. I’ve seen some very cool pieces made with copper wire.
We will have kits available here for $10. If you want to add to that, look under the Classes link for information on supplies.
Michael Higbe will be teaching pottery, specifically, hand-building with slabbed clay. He does an amazing job creating beautiful pieces without a wheel. This class is for all ages and all supplies will be included. We may even feature student work for Art Walk!
So my friend Heather Sams at HAS Art Solutions has kicked me in the butt inspired me to create more. Plus, I have a series of commissioned work from my other Heather friend, Heather Senterfitt at First Coast Focus that will keep me going and creating. Push those boundaries!!
Here are some pictures of the work:
And before I forget: Acrylic Painting with Anthony Whiting starts again on May 19!! Sign up today!