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Really minor annoyances :
- the art school has completely mixed up the schedule for the printmaking courses. We were told they'd keep the Advanced class the same... no such luck. It is now every week, on Wednesday evening 6-8PM. Which SUCKS because a) that time of day is when we have dinner with the kids, and among the little time we get together with the HG during the week, b) I don't have a sitter on Wednesdays, so the HG would have to come home earlier and c) I've done that time slot once. It's the last one of the day so basically you spend the last 20 to 30 minutes cleaning up the workshop instead of printing. Nope nope nope, several levels of it. Oh, and it's a two hours weekly course instead of four ours every other week, which I found much better. I have been toying with just dropping it, in the end I think I'm going to go with 2 hours weekly, every Tuesday 2-4PM. It's still jsut two hours, and weekly, but at least it doesn't conflict with the family's schedule.
- The moment it rains is of course when I have laundry outside ont he clothesline. And by raining I mean it poured, suddenly, and I was just getting in the shower, so there was no getting out real quick to save it from being drenched.

Happy mail day(s) :
- my zone-front striepd anglaise came back, I just need to check it
- my Vena Cava order arrived, very quickly, and I now have tons of pretty coutil for corsets
- this morning I recieved my Fortuny book, which I got for a pretty ridiculous price for such a big book

The kids have been true angels for the last two days. I have been a little lazy (I get trapped in my books way too easily), but things are still coming along. I want to get the gold waistcoat for Lord Darkstone done this week, that would be one thing off the sewing table.

Oct. 6th, 2015 10:10 pm

Printmaking

mrs_maupin: (midona)

Yay, printmaking workshop is ON again ! Of course, as usual, I'll miss the secodn session because the workshop is open on the first week of autumn vacation, and we are on... duh... a vacation at that time. And it's closed when we are home for the second week of vacations.
Anyway... I'm ridiculously excited about it ! The group is awesome - face sI know from last year or earlier, some that I co-exhibited with last month. Some new faces, too, but everyone has a solid notion of what they're doing and how they should do it. Thank Cat for people who know in which order to put things on the press bed ! The them for the workshop this year is "clothe the body"... I was good and did not giddily jump around (too much), and I finished the plates I have started before starting on that. Everyone else is raher "meh" about it, though.

Speaking of the other students, I'm no longer the youngest in the group (just the second youngest).Mostly, I'm surrounded by people over 60. I find it rather amusing that despite this, this place feels to me like a blissful haven - I can actually interact with people without having to sorta translate a foreing language. So relaxing !

I got a decnet bit of sewing done this morning. I have a display wedding dress almost ready to show for this week-end's booth. It just needs eyelets (that will take me like half an hour tomorrow morning) and a flower on the shoulder. And if I can a lining, but it will be on a dummy, so the lining is optional.

mrs_maupin: (midona)

Tonight was the opening for a group exbhition I'm participating in, around artist's books. And it was AWESOME. Not really the opening in itself (payor's looong speech and I couldn't really eat, plus lots of people...) But the exhibition. Wow ! I feel s trong attack of impostor's syndrome tonight - do I really belong here ?

I'm still nto sure but damn, there was AMAZING work. I actually can't wait to go back on sunday to look at it again.
Some pictures, not great because the lighting is bad (see a theme this week ?).
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I spent the evening quietly sitting and drawing and thinking about ideas for new art projects. And since I have to go back on Sunday, I convinced the HG to come with the kids, go visit a windmill nearby and come back to watch the marbled paper demo.

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