Saturday, April 28, 2007

WOOOO HOOOO!

My DH walked in last night with a bag of Krystals and 2 special treats for me, as if the Krystals weren't enough. He had 1 gig of memory for my computer, and a check for tuition to Sonji Hunt's http://sonjisays.blogspot.com/ week-long class at the Tougaloo Art Colony this July!! You wouldn't believe how excited I am about this. My oldest daughter has attended for 3 years but this is the first time I've had a chance to go myself. I've followed, and admired, Sonji's work for several years now and the opportunity to actually take a whole class from her is unbelievable. I have until the middle of July to get my machine tuned up and start gathering fabrics and supplies. There are a lot of quilt artists out there doing fabric painting and surface design, but none quite like Sonji. I love the additional texture she incorporates with the grommets and heavy stitching and her famous bundles. Visual texture and depth is good, but I really look forward to the physical texture lessons. It goes so far beyond my weak attempts with the Mardi Gras beads and embellishments and beading and just plain 'stuff' I tend to use. She also has that fantastic graphic color sense that I strive so hard for. Maybe a week with her will improve my ratio of "getting it right" on my own work.

And my computer is FLYING now with the added memory. Maybe I can actually get patterns to print out in less than 94 hours now.

6 comments:

Deborah said...

You are so lucky! How wonderful. (Though I think I'd pass on the Krystals.)

jenclair said...

You are lucky! I'm excited for you and can't wait until you are actually taking the class!

Sonji Hunt said...

I'm excited that I'll have at least ONE student! Thank you, Delta girl! I am having a panic attack about living up to my own reputation. Bring upholstery needles for your machine.

Tanya Brown said...

I'm sorry to be clueless, but what are Krystals?

Sonji Hunt's class looks like it'll be good. I wasn't familiar with her work, but it looks amazing!

Karoda said...

Ahhhh! So you're the lucky one in the AQ ring! :) Congratulations to ya! I was trying to swing it myself but it just isn't going to happen.

Rissa said...

I have been thinking about taking classes, but this year, I did not get the flyer from Tugaloo!