These are some of Donna Hrkman’s fabulous rugs. Of course nothing beats seeing them in person–and these photos were not taken under the best conditions. But their power and intensity (and her talent) are still so evident. There was lots of learning in the four days and there were many wonderful hooked faces, both human and animal, well on their way by the end of the class. Donna teaches regularly and I would highly recommend a class with her.
There were three classes at the school (Nola Heidbreder and Liz Alpert Fay also) and each night the students from one of the classes talked about rugs they had brought to share. This was a great feature of the school not only because we could see great rugs, but it is such fun to hear the stories behind the pieces. Below are just a few: Sunny Runnells’ Emily Carr, Sarah Judith’s mountain scene and Tanya Graham’s forest.
In addition the school offered optional art classes given by Mary Watson. Mary teaches children and took us back to our 9 year old selves, a great freeing approach. This was my first time ever with pastels and I loved it. Below is le vrai Matisse, my table-mate Carol’s version and then my demure version.
A great school: wonderful people in a perfect place. Thank you Sarah and Michele.
Christine, it was wonderful having you in the workshop! I love your interpretive hooking ; the small stiudies you hooked and painted are delightful snapshots of a place and time we’ll all remember and cherish. Thank you so much!
Wow, what an amazing rugs by Donna !!!!!!!!
Christine!!! I found you. You have a beautiful blog. I love all your sketches, of all your travels. You are an interesting girl. I had so much fun in class with you, and appreciated your help with my face. Have adjusted that elf ear quite a bit more. It’s funny how blind you can be when you are that close to your work. I am putting your blog on my main page, so I can read frequently. Elaine, From rug camp
Hi Elaine! How good to hear from you. And thanks so much for your positive comments about the blog–it means alot.
I loved the vibrant face you were hooking in Puget Sound and I hope that you will share it when you are finished. I would love to see how it turns out.
I hope we will stay in touch.