I returned last night from upstate New York. It was a most astounding adventure. My friend Diane and I slept in an old horse stall.
But we still heard the barred owl hoot hoot hootoo at night and listen to the rustles of the night movers. During the day we heard lectures by mycologists, the songs of birds, the lapping of the pond waters and the laughter of felting friends.
Though we ate, hiked, felted and laughed together, we each interpreted the shared experience of Huyck's nature differently.
We shared and talked and listened and supported each others explorations in felt.
It was the most wonderful experience I've had with felting friends.
I will not ever be able to write about the exchange that happened, I can show you a bit of the work.
I was inspired by the mushrooms. We did mushroom dyeing and mushroom picking and I felted mushroom pictures.
This is laid out and ready to felt. I made small pieces but there are also banners and pods. At the end of the week there was a small exhibit.
And felting workshops.
But all good things come to an end and we had to say goodbye.
Diane Christian, me, Sharon Costello, Kris Sandoy, Linda VanAlstyne, Carol Ingram, Lynn Ocone, Sharon Janda, Renate Maile-Moskowitz and Marianne DuBois.