Monday, June 8, 2009

Squam Lake Arts Workshops

Good Morning Everyone,

After an evening of just sitting with my feet up, pampering myself, I am ready
to face the day again. What an exciting few days I have had. Teaching at
SAW - Squam Art Workshops - was a wonderful experience. I was at a slight disadvantage,
having injured my knee the week before, but tried not to let it hamper my fun. The lake view from
my window was calming and serene. The weather was beautiful, but mornings and evenings very cool. The wonderful down comforters were very welcome :-).

My students were so enthusiastic, and as usual I was thrilled with their results.
The Free Form workshop was very inspiring. I always give homework for this
class, that seems a bit much, but if students do even a little pre-work, it makes
the class go much easier, and they get a lot accomplished.

My entrelac class got off to a little rocky start (my fault) as my homework
did not match the instructions that I had prepared, but thanks to Dory, we got
back on the right track and everyone learned the technique before the class was

One thing that always amazes me, is that everyone gets the same homework, and
the diversity of the results are stunning.

I have not mastered putting captions on my photos, but you can see the happy
faces and all the work accomplished, words are not necessary.

I'd like to thank Elizabeth for inviting me to teach at SAW, all the staff who
helped me, Annie Modesitt, who drove me to opening ceremonies, and all my
students, Kathy G, Jane B, Barbann P, Tierney B, Joanne H, Carol D, Ginny H, Tanya D, Danette O, Lynn S, Linda S, Penelope C, Jane B, Elizabeth S. Annie M, Dory B. Alexia J, Deborah M.
Quite a few of them were with me the entire time. My students were from all over the
country and one student from the UK - amazing.

Hope that you all had a wonderful time, and I sincerely hope that we meet again.

Have a great day,



Gloria P. said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I would love to attend one of your classes. I recently taught myself entrelac crochet. I bought the pattern from Gourmet crochet and I love it.

Elizabeth MacCrellish said...

oh Margaret, you are such an inspiration to me! You are just AMAZING!!! and you leave a trail of devoted fans in your wake . . so glad you have happy memories from Squam.

Bisous, Elizabeth

arthangups said...

Margaret, what a delightful time we had in your workshop. I look forward to creating many more free-form pieces.