I was lucky enough to go to the art educator’s conference this weekend in Hutchinson. I took off Friday and Jim and I headed out. I missed the keynote speaker but got there in time for the first class. It began with layering three pieces of coe 96 glass and using an underglaze between the layers. The layers were then fused. It turned out so-so which one might expect as there was no time to sample how the glazes might look ahead of time. It was then on to a computer class.
The evening reception was at the Cosmosphere. I accidentally ran into a plane twice trying to look at the pieces at the silent auction. I guess you could say that the spy plane attacked me. 🙂 It was nice to be at a place where people felt happy to be in their profession and many were supported by their administrators. After a great dinner, it was an IMAX movie which was interesting but it gave me a headache and motion sickness. I was afraid that would happen.
I got to take an enameling class on Saturday. I made a bracelet. It took longer than expected so I missed the second class. The third class was using water soluable oils and acrylics. The teacher was from the Savannah School of Design. It was interesting how one could erase color to capture highlights.
I am trying to upload some pictures to show you but it is taking so long…………I guess I will have to give up on that for tonight.
The questions, when being with other artists and making art makes me so happy, how can I have more of that and less of the pain my current job gives me. Do I out and out quit and have us live on one income? That cuts down our opportunities. Do I find an art teaching job which may involve us moving?