Friday, August 30, 2013

Monarch Festival in Waukegan

Twisted Fiber Studio will be at the Monarch Festival -- our first time -- advertising our classes and selling some of our wares.  Come visit us on Sunday 8 September from 1-4pm across the street from the library at the corner of Clayton and County in Waukegan, IL!

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Travels and Inspiration

In late July, my husband and I visited Scotland for a week.  We did it in style, business class travel and rented a luxury apartment (VERY NICE). Yes, of course, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  Scotland is part of my history and genealogy, as both sides of the family come from Scotland.  Some not so recently i.e. before the US was a country and some in the late 1800's.  Oddly with hundreds of years since that migration and generations and such, my affinity for all things Scottish is ingrained.  To be perfectly honest anything English too.  I found myself spending time looking at things from a different viewpoint than before - more artistic.  I've always loved the work of Charles Rennie MacIntosh (architect, artist, risk taker).  The Glasgow School of Art was a great showcase of his work and inspiration.  And up a VERY STEEP hill, as was much of Scotland.  We got a workout for sure.  Our friends joined us for the weekend -- such fun and joy to spend time with them. So much inspiration and peace came from this trip.  You'll see...

Architectural detail at the Merchant Market in Glasgow
More incredible architectural detail at the Merchant Market in Glasgow

Loch Ness -- the clouds are so low!