Empty Spools at Asilomar: Thursday 27 February 2014

28 02 2014

Another great work day today.  Well into my THIRD piece! (progress photos below)

After 4 pm it was time to visit the other classrooms and see what everyone else had been working on. Some fabulous and very creative work! See my Flickr collection for Asilomar for ALL the photos I took from the other classrooms, photos of the Asilomar grounds, as well as the photos of teachers’ works, my pieces, etc.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157642239044034/

We sure got the pick of the classrooms (‘Sand’), with our glass walls on three sides. Some of the other rooms were like dungeons.

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My workstation is on the left; Donna was opposite me, and Marilyn was at the end with her back facing the fireplace.

We had the final show and tell presentations tonight, and the last presentations from the teachers. Tomorrow is the lady (half) day, and then it will all be over.
It’s been a great experience and I’ve learned a lot, made new friends, and enjoyed the tranquility of this gorgeous part of the world.

Meals today: breakfast: scrambled eggs and sausage links; lunch: pumpkin soup, meat or vegetarian lasagne Or Cobb salad; dinner: choice of roasted beef, pork loin, or a vegetarian Moroccan dish.

My third piece

My third piece was another Cassie, this time my friend Char’s dog Cassie (my first and only dog was also called Cassie!). As with the other pieces, I started with the eyes and all the black bits, adding progressively lighter colours as I went. Again, I used about 15 or so different thread colours in this piece.

The first photo below is the original sent to me by Char; the rest of the photos are of my progress.

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8 responses

28 02 2014
treadlemusic

I can only imagine how glorious it’s been!!!! I’m so glad you booked this so many months ago!!!!! (I remember you posting about it!) Hugs…………

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Darlene

Rhonda! You have so inspired me! Your work is exquisite! I want to learn to do this!!!! Thanks for the inspiration! …Darlene

23 06 2014
Cassie | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] Back in February, I used a photo on fabric of my friend Char’s dog Cassie for one of my thread painting ‘portraits’ at Pam Holland’s class at Empty Spools, Asilomar (Pacific Grove, California). You can see the progress of this piece here: https://rhondabracey.com/2014/02/28/empty-spools-at-asilomar-thursday-27-february-2014/ […]

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