Wednesday, October 3, 2007

creative juices

we are a small town of just over 20,000 (that's corner brook and surrounding bay of islands) but here we have a growing and vibrant craft community. we cover textiles (knitting, felting, weaving, rug hooking, sewing), jewelry, glass, pottery. we were all working alone (meeting only at the annual craft council fairs and the occasional studio visits). last spring we came together and formed a collective. we get together every couple of months for an evening of sharing. last night we met at urve's in gillams (a stone's throw glass works). we each bring samples of new work or work we're having questions/problems with. we bring books to share. we drink tea and eat cookies. alot of talk and laughter and venting. we leave full - of ideas and inspiration, of good warm feelings of friendship.

1 comment:

Brenda Stratton said...

Oh you bad girl for putting my picture on your blog! Luckily for me, you took a good picture. Yes, it was lovely to get together and know that we all share similar passions and struggles and celebrate each others strengths and achievements. Well done Shawn. Brenda