10 August 2008

The Symposium

I don't know how to begin writing this post. Let me start by saying that this has been an amazing week! The Symposium was great and meeting Sara and Susan was absolutely fabulous! To spend a week together with these two talented ladies was a treat. Both of them have a great sense of humour and knows how to tell a good story. I laught so hard that I could hardly breath. Sara and Susan, I hope you'll come back soon!


Here are a few pics from the symposium. These where three teatchers at the symposium. Dorothy Tucker, Sara Lechner and Tilleke Schwarz. The second lady from the left is Pian Bates.


Susan and I took a workshop for Tilleke called "Telling your own story". We did mainly painting and drawing. This is one of the assignments. First we were to draw ten creatures, real ones or fantasy creatures. Then we picked one and enlarged it.

On Tuesday night we took a guided tour at a garden called Wij. It was very beautiful.



For the second day we should bring a few things from nature. Based on that we drew 16 patterns. Then we picked one pattern and stitched it in black and white. This is Susan working on the final stitching assignment.









My piece looked like this.

Of course we had to take a sneak peak at Saras' class. She was teaching people how to use the embellisher. On Wednesday morning Sara showed pictures and talked about her art. Everyone was very impressed and excited about her work.

On Thursday morning Sara, Susan and I went to Stockholm for three days of sightseeing, museums and shopping. So much fun! Thank you Sara and Susan for a great week!

13 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Det låter som ni haft en riktigt trevlig och lärorik vecka!

paulahewitt said...

sounds like a fabulous week - I wish I could have been there!

verobirdie said...

looks like you had a wonderful week!
Will there be another symposium ?

Sara Lechner said...

I like the photos you uploadet! I would like to be there once again. Time passes so fast... I'm back and working. Today I had to do a pillow with the "Swedish embroidery stitch" I liked. Thank you once more for everything!

Helen Suzanne said...

Thank you for showing us around the symposium. I can easily believe it was fantastic to be with Sara and Susan for the week... I wish I could have joined all three of you :D
maybe I will keep my ears better tuned and make Sweden my destination next time there is such a great opportunity!

Lise said...

Hvilken uke du må ha hatt!! Og Stockholm er en flott by å være turist i....

Genie said...

Glad you had a great time Annica.

Gina said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful time Annica.

Jeanette said...

Wow! No I am envious! Sounds absolutely great! Could any one enter? I would really like to try something like that out. Could you give me a hint next time something comes up?

Take care
Jeanette

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Like the others who have commented, it sounds wonderful and thank you for sharing with us. Sweden sounds a wonderfukl destination for inspiration.Please let us know if you intend to repeat the symposium. Best wishes
Maggie

Aussie Jo said...

What a wonderful week. Maybe you guys should head to Australia for your next symposium!!!

Morna said...

Sara Lechner's work is so incredibly inspiring to me; it must have been sheer joy to work with and learn from her. Her photos on Flickr are "to die for" (you can link to it from my blog). Lucky you, to be at such a fun forum. :)

Morna said...

Here is the link to Sara Lechner's photos at Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/saralechner/collections/