There's something about spending a whole day with friends who love to talk about the same things you do. Food for the soul. And when it's served with beauty like this, who wouldn't come away with a hundred new ideas and the energy to GET STARTED!
As Kate's son Haven said: "these dishes are fit for a king!"...handmade bowls, beautiful napkin rings and the forks! Those curlycues on the ends of them are design delight!
Kate had carved out a pumpkin and filled it with whatever was left growing outside, making a great 'harvest' centerpiece. I love the lines of her house and the fact that it's old and rich and simple. Like this picture. Can't you just see families back in the 17 or 1800's feeding their families at a similar table placed in front of these very same windows? Rich.
Kate shared this piece she'd started in a workshop with Kaffe Fassett
...not a great picture, but you can see the colorway she was working on and the influence of Kaffe and his style. We spent lots of time auditioning fabrics for the borders and then finally decided that maybe it didn't have to have one. We also spent time talking about the MAN himself and the dynamics of a class in the presence of such a PERSONA.
While we talked Hannah poked these charming little snowmen into existence....
She's preparing for a show at the beginning of December and these will fly off the shelf, I'm sure.
And Sarah, our own Sarah shared a project she's been consumed with for the last few months. Don't know if it's a secret or not, but let me tell you, the WORK and PROFESSIONALISM she's put into it so far, blew me away. How lucky are we to be in the midst of such TALENT.
And we missed Deborah, but the hook is long and we'll be reeling her in with talk of our upcoming exhibit at the Camden Library in July 07...we all need to get working now that there's a plan!