When I show up, I bring along a loom and do what I do. Since I already have my loom warped up, I'm not creating spontaneously, inspired by what I see. However, I may find a pattern somewhere or color combination and use it later.
Mostly, it's just fun to hang out and chat. I sat with my friend Linda Bjornson, who makes her living with her stained glass art, but also likes to sketch and paint with watercolors. Linda is quite accomplished in her stained glass work which you can see here on her website.
I also had the pleasure of chatting with a newer member, also a professional artist. Trudy Karl got my attention by saying "I love patterns." A kindred spirit! Trudy showed me some of the illustration and design work which she sells through her website and others. I was particularly drawn to some of the Celtic knot patterns she has created.
|I loved this picture of Katherine Stutz-Taylor with her paints and smile! She is a printmaker extraordinaire and art teacher. You can visit her website here. http://www.stutztaylor.com/index.php.|