|And some days it is warm enough to enjoy outdoor markets!|
Here is my love, Rifaat, at his booth in the
Freemont Sunday Market, Seattle
Finally, after a long winter of not being able to focus on the projects I want to do and the classes I want to teach--finally--just today--my brain woke up! Today I did preliminary planning for classes I want to teach in silk painting, and for two projects I want to do.
I want to do a co-operative project with a middle school or high school class that combines:
- Observation of the birds and sea life at my favorite beach
- A study of it's history--what it was like before the white man came as well as when the pilings supported a dock that welcomed a ferry boat
- Art projects expressing our findings to the community, with an exhibition in a public place.
and I want to draw on my years of sailing in Puget Sound to bring to land bound people an awareness of the water, of what the land is like from a water-based perspective. I want to fill in my years of notes, photos, and paintings with new observations this summer, sailing my little Cat 27 into small harbors and rural places. I want to do a new body of work, paintings on silk or cotton, to give people in this region a different perspective of this beautiful place.
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