Tolkien, artist

Home Again

 So, I'm home again.  Can I leave and return to a place that has air conditioning...please????  I drove back in 96 degree and 81% humidity, and the prediction for the remainder of this week is daytime temps of 90 and above and nights in the mid-70's, with high humidity for the week as well.  Ick!!! 



The conference was outstanding.  I loved every minute of it.  I'll be paying this off for the rest of the year, and I will still consider it money well spent.  My first day was spent with Robert Dancik working with faux bone.  (He wants a pic of my finished piece, so look for that later in the week.)  Although I own the bone, purchased from him more than three years ago, I had never done anything with it.  Now I have a much better idea of what I can do with it and how to work with it.  It's a variety of polyvinylchloride, but not what your plumbing pipes are made from.  And it is great fun to play with and very fast to work with.  I have three sheets somewhere in my craft room (le sigh) and if I find them, I can play...


Robert is an outstanding teacher - everyone is met with positive comments and encouragement at all times.  Throughout the week, watching him greet many people, there was not a single person he met that did not receive a compliment - sincerely given.  Either the color of their clothes, the jewelry that they were wearing, their hairstyle, whatever - everyone received positive strokes.  Robert leaves positive feelings in his wake and is an excellent teacher with a long/strong background in public school teaching to fall back on.  A wonderful experience.  My roomie, Shruti, finally arrived about 10pm that night, long after our surprise birthday party for Katie Baum which was wonderful food, wonderful friends, and mega-dollars (well worth it, though).  More tomorrow...
 
  • Current Location: In the steambath
  • Current Mood: hot hot
  • Current Music: Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 2
hroughout the week, watching him greet many people, there was not a single person he met that did not receive a compliment - sincerely given. Either the color of their clothes, the jewelry that they were wearing, their hairstyle, whatever - everyone received positive strokes. Robert leaves positive feelings in his wake

How wonderful! I am so glad you had a lovely time!
It was truly outstanding. I'll be talking about the various days for a few days in my blog to share the experience.

- Erulisse (one L)
It was SO much fun, it was really hard to leave all of the creative minds behind me and return to my own, solo, studio.

- Erulisse (one L)
(Loved the Pip-pics from the other day - so cute!)
I suspect that you were cooler, in Switzerland, and your number of people was certainly less, since we were about 300 people all together, but it seems that we both had wonderful experiences that will jump-start our own crafts.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks so much. Despite the heatwave and the fact that my craft room flooded (again), it is still nice to be home.

- Erulisse (one L)
That's what our weather looks like, too. I cannot wait for autumn.

I'm glad you had fun!
It's beastly, isn't it? I have this week to live through and then I hope we'll get a break in the temps.

- Erulisse (one L)
Welcome home, 1L!! Glad your travel was safe.

And yes, I think we all need those times where we are surrounded by creative minds all working in our favorite mediums. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your bone project.

Your teacher sounds like a real gem, and in more ways than one. He can teach working in bone and how a positive outlook enhances life, all with essentially one breath. How lucky you were to have him there!
Robert, and indeed most of the teachers, were simply amazing. I'm happy to be back to my own bed again, even if it feels like a griddle right now :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
The heat is gross here also. Not that that is any comfort.

Glad you had a wonderful conference.
It is just nasty hot. I feel for you! The conference was spectacular and I have too many potential projects swimming around in my brain just now.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm glad you enjoyed yourself so much! I always love getting to spend a couple of days with likeminded people - it's wonderful to be with people who share your passion!

BTW, I'm really enjoying LotrO a lot - much more than I did the first two times I played it. So now I've splurged on the Legendary edition of the Isengard add-on and some VIP time. *g* What server are you on? I'm playing on Imladris now, as I was fed up with dealing with translations on the DE servers.
Awesome! Imladris is where my DH, Aearwen, NiRi and I all play. I also have some high-cap characters on Firefoot. Message me your character names and I'll return the favor :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm Ellonur - level 22 now. He's really looking forward to getting to Rivendell and meeting Glorfindel. *g*
The weather -- icky!

Glad you had a great time. The conference sounds very interesting :)
Icky doesn't even begin to describe it. I hate the humidity levels. When they are this high combined with our high temps, it is deadly. Today's heat index is 118 F.

- Erulisse (one L)