Monday, July 30, 2007

Collage




4 intense collage workshop days later.....the first picture is of my semi-finished project that is a combination of the papers I made using various papers and lutrador. I dyed, stamped, discharged, batiked and painted the papers under the direction of Hollie Heller who does these great etheral, layered paper collages. Of course there is nothing etheral about my work - even if I try and long for that effect it just ain't happening! I described my project as semi-finished because I think I'll cut it up and then sew it up into a quilt. There are some design problems with this piece but re-engineering it might just take care of those issues....we shall see....
A while back I wrote about Steve (my husband) facing another round of layoffs at IBM. Welllll...today was the day and it proved to be his time. We are working on keeping a positive perspective and all the stars are lining up (right now) for him to enter into a nuclear medicine program in Sept. Already having a degree in bio-chemistry enables him to enter this 15 month program without having to take pre-requisite credits. Hooray! For sure the health care field should provide a higher level of security than the high tech field he has been involved with for the past years. Fortunately it is quite impossible to source out medical testing to overseas labor in China. Please wish Steve well...he is a good man.....


2 comments:

kathy said...

These are very interesting. It sounds like a fun class. Sorry about your husband losing his job. We've been through that too.

marion said...

FWIW, my husband has been in the same situation...three times...something that wasn't supposed to happen to accountants. And he survived and flourished. Keep being positive, it's the best thing you can do. And good luck to him in his new endeavour.