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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Recent Meeting of Southern NY SAQA

I am thrilled to be joined by fellow NY SAQA Co-Representatives Pat Pauly and Jeanne Simpson. Their energy and commitment to SAQA is contagious.  Recently, here in Southern Westchester we had an exciting meeting once again. This time, in my efforts to think out side the box, I invited Shobha Vanchiswar who is educated as a scientist and now is an  artist, poet, author and award winning garden designer to speak with us her gardening from an artist's perspective. It was remarkable to hear her talk about her artistically developed and designed gardens and how her the language she used paralleled so much of our work at fiber artists. We discussed design, perspective, texture, emotional response to the work, foraging through the creative process, letting go of mistakes, and pursuing our artwork as authentically as possible. Thank you so many of the SAQA members who joined us and for bringing bountiful food for our first 1/2 hour of meeting, greeting and connecting with each other.

Be do remember, all SAQA members are invited to ALL NY SAQA MEETINGS where ever they are taking place. Join us all.

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