Monday Melange

This orange 3 x 3 was made with one of the little fused scraps that I received from Melody Johnson, eons ago. They come in handy when I am brain dead!!

Today was a day of cleaning, grocery shopping and cooking. A special house guest is arriving tomorrow, and I am very excited.

Kerr Grabowski, surface designer extraordinaire, is flying in to Portland tomorrow, and I get to entertain her (or vice versa) until Sunday morning. On Wednesday evening, she is doing a lecture for Columbia Fiberarts Guild and Thursday and Friday, she is teaching deconstructed screenprinting. I have been wanting to take a workshop with her for so long.

I just rewatched her dvd, to get myself psyched up. Now, I won’t be able to sleep, I am so excited.

I am planning some fun trips with her during our free time: Japanese Garden, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Contemporary Craft Museum, a drive out to Multnomah Falls and lunch in Hood River. Gonna be fun. I may not be blogging much or making 3 x 3s — all depends. I think we are going to have a week of fairly good weather. Since she lives on the Mississippi Delta, she will probably appreciate some coolish Portland weather.

So, now you know where I am, if I am not here!!

6 Responses to “Monday Melange”

  1. Sally Morris says:

    How lucky to spend so much time with Kerr. Loved her class through EBHQ. This is right up your alley. Have fun. Sally

  2. Francoise says:

    It sounds great. Have a good time!

  3. Jeannie says:

    If Kerr is half as much fun in person as she is on her DVDs, you are in for a fun week! You have all of my favorite spots (except Powell’s is missing ;D) on your itinerary. Have a wonderful time and I look forward to your return blog post. For a “brain dead” 3 x 3, todays is beautiful. xoxo

  4. Diane says:

    Tell her “Hi” from Houston! Loved the opportunity to finally take a workshop with her instead of just watching the DVD – which is great as you know. So I know you will have a super exciting time and learn lots and we’ll get to see tons of new work from you. I’ve been using my prints as backgrounds for stitching. So much more inspiring than staring at a blank canvas. Even the least successful prints make wonderful stitching backgrounds.
    Oh, wish I were there! Your tour list sounds fine, but I doubt any would top the Beer Can House Kerr’s special request when she visited Houston!
    :Diane

  5. Karen Rips says:

    Kerr stayed with me a few years ago and we had a great time. I know your class will be wonderful

  6. connie rose says:

    Sounds totally delightful! Have a terrific time!