FIBER ART, PASTELS, WATER COLOR
I work with soft pastels (which can range in softness and includes sticks and pencils), water color and fiber. I enjoy working plein aire and gardens and blooms! I'll have limited giclee prints of pastels and note cards on exhibit and for sale.
I love sharing pastels with tour visitors. Many do not know about the history or the use of this medium. I will have a selection of soft pastels and sanded surfaces for touching and scribbling. Selection will be weather dependent, as pastels are dusty!! Conversation always available. I will have an activity organized for guests by tour dates. In the past I have offered card making, knitting needles and fibers as well as pastels and boards. This year I am considering having guests help me design quilt squares that could be assembled and quilted.
Smith Chapel is a charming venue. I and my 2 fellow GFS artists will be in the community room. The congregation has, at past tours, provided delightful sips and savory and sweet treats for our guests. The church will be open and likely a volunteer will be there to share some of the long history of this Methodist Church. So many, even long time Great Falls residents, are unaware of this community gem.