Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trickster Tales

Last week was the last week in our Storytelling and Arts day in the studio. This was a weekly series of classes I have been running since the early Fall. So much fun! What a sweet, talented, and creative group of children!

In our Spring session we studied Trickster Tales, and we explored these through storytelling, painting, drawing, plant dyeing, and of course, feltmaking! 

 The children each chose the Trickster they most identified with, and slowly transformed themselves....This picture was taken on the last day of our classes- introducing Squirrel, Fox, Coyote and Monkey....I was Raven, but also photographer! They did wonderful work...on all of their projects!

It was truly a pleasure to get to have these afternoons together.... 

And now the studio is cleaned up and transformed once again into my full time adult space ...ready for visitors and for me to focus on my exhibition work and book....here we go!

Happy summertime....
Fiona

3 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona, you did a wonderful job all together ! It must have been truly inspirational .... so sorry we don't see you ..... ;-)
    It was a lot of work, and a LOT of felting skills learned !
    They can do a great play !!!
    (Ha : another creative possibility)

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  2. Hi Fiona,

    I love these felt masks...They are amazing!!!!!

    Did you say book, Fiona? Might it be a felt book? If so, please add me to the list of purchasers ;-)

    Hope that you have a great weekend in your neat and tidy studio...Wish mine were ;-)

    Big hugs,
    Dawn

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  3. Thank Els!
    Thanks Dawn! There is a book in the works...has been for months now...but this summer it is my top most priorty..to complete the book and ecourse. It must be finihsed by mid-September. I'll let you know once I get close enough to accept pre-orders! Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm! I think that is inherent in the life cycel of studios...chaos into order...and back into chaos....although in all honesty, my studio holds it's order pretty well...but when that is the case, my home is in total disarray! Ah well! Happy Felting! xo Fiona

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