The time is finally here and my class near Sulmona in the center of Abruzzo is in progress. Day one was filled with a glorious sunrise over the mountains, the early morning light reflecting off the pond in the garden and the studio ready for action.
We are staying in a wonderful country setting with all the amend dies. Locanda dell Asino d’Oro is a comfortable hotel where the donkeys wake you in the morning with their call. The studio is a short walk from the main building which provides completes privacy.
We began the first day with a hearty breakfast followed by an excursion to town for photography. We explored the streets, captured images of the ancient viaduct, visited churches and e museum.
We returned to the workshop venue to enjoy lunch and then gathered in the studio for our first design exploration. Soon everyone was fully immersed in reviewing their images from the morning. Paper and pencils were pulled and the silence of concentration filled the workspace.
With the initial abstraction exercises covered day was a success. The buzz was full of excitement and ideas were discussed as we gathered for the daily happy hour and dinner. What a great day with a motivated group of textile artists… Can’t wait to see what develops during day 2….