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how art brain got her groove back

A few weeks ago I went to the Nancy Crow Barn to take a class with Dorothy Caldwell called “Human Marks.”

I really didn’t know what to expect from the class. All I knew was that I have always wanted to go the Barn (I’ve heard endless good things about it) and I was on a mission to refill the creative well. I’ve made a conscious effort this year to pull back some so I can figure out the direction I wanted some things to head in. Taking the week to study with Dorothy was the trigger to throw everything into line and now Art Brain is firmly back in the driver’s seat.

There wasn’t a single thing about the class (Dorothy is an exceptionally inspirational spirit) and the Barn (they even fed us lunch and dinner, I didn’t have to think about anything but art) that I didn’t like. (Except maybe the carpenter bee that decided that I was his new best friend.) I came out the other side of the class with a new love for books and my mind is spinning with new artwork integrating my fabric and stitching obsession into book form.

I’m in the home stretch of finishing up the manuscript for my second book so I have to wait a few weeks before I can work on the new art projects I have planned but I’m filled with absolute contentment that my creative spirit got some serious care.

Here are some photos that sum up the class and how much I loved it.

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 5

 

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LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 9

 

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 10

 

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 12

 

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 6

 

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 12

 

LynnK Nancy crow barn spring 2016 13

 

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7 Responses to how art brain got her groove back

  1. margaret mcdonald June 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to take a class with Dorothy Caldwell. Isn’t the food at the Barn delicious. a new book, can’t wait!

  2. Linda Vandiver June 12, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    WOW!

  3. Mia June 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    I love seeing the images from your class. It’s so inspiring to hear about your art journal. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Pat Smith June 12, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    You are on your way! Nothing can stop you now – (except maybe your job.)

  5. Patti June 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Love??????

  6. Barbara Fox June 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Love your “human marks!” You’re so lucky to have attended her class. Interesting work.

  7. Julie B Booth June 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    On my wish list…a class with Dorothy Caldwell! Looking forward to seeing your new book. Let me know if you want me to review it.

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