Sunday, June 15, 2008

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is located on Deer, Isle Me. This Isle really resonates with my senses. The sight, sound and smell of the ocean, the vertical pines, and large granite boulders highlighted by lichen and seaweed, create an topography  I am sad to leave. Part of me wants to stay there, making art, living art.
The Crafts school is a lively community of artists working in a non-competitive environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual, to create brave new work.
   This was my 4th session there and every one of them differ. I want to say that the artistic community of kindred spirits touched my soul as it has before, albeit in a totally different way than I expected. I learned how important bonding in a workshop is, that respect and kindness are paramount. That organization and a little planning can go a long way in fostering creative responses to the work. Working together in an intense atmosphere for 2 weeks is difficult but educational. 
Definitely Go- you never know what will happen. Learning always takes place. No matter what.

2 comments: said...

I found your description of Haystack moving and inspirational. Your photos are wonderful. Unique, and meaningful. Thank you. Rosemary Claus-Gray

maggie said...

wow. you created some beautiful work at haystack. yes, i agree, it is a place that is hard to leave.

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