Today is the third full day in the workshop “Fragile Networks” that I am taking with JanBeaney and Jean Littlejohn.
We are staying at the
Music Academy in Staufen, south of Freiburg,
where I once spent a weekend rehearsing with my orchestra, many many years ago.
The view is fantastic.
|Yesterday's sunset over the ruin of Staufen castle|
The heat was incredible the first two and a half days, but it has cooled off now.
After a rather troubled start – I missed my train connection in Karlsruhe, had to take a slower, regional train which took an hour longer, and on the last part of the journey I swear they had the heater on, there was not a cool whiff coming out of the airconditioning, and then two hours into the workshop my sewing maching went up in smoke – I am having a good time.
Apart from worrying whether my machine will be fixable or not.
We are working way beyond my comfort zone.
|Hopefully not the last picture ever taken of my darning foot,|
taken before smoke started appearing from the motor...
|Working on a loan machine now|
|Inspiration, taken on this morning's walk into the adjoining woods...|
|... and a certain stage in an attempt at |
turning it into a fragile fabric.
I’m learning a lot, I absolutely love the Doubletroubles’ way of teaching,
and am curious to see how these various techniques we are doing will eventually influence my work.