A recent trip to Asheville NC and the Biltmore Industries art community
provided some inspiration. The message above says a lot. The link takes you to the site of
Daniel Essig, a book artist I've admired for years. His studio in in one of the historical buildings. The history of the fabric, tailoring & wood carving that took place there in it's heyday is worth a read.
The car museum had wonderful specimens ripe for photos.
The Grove Park Inn was a masterpiece of Arts & Crafts architecture, furniture, rugs, & light fixtures.
We spent a day in Asheville in galleries, shops & eateries. In a gallery of the now defunct Black Mountain College they had several pieces by Ruth Asawa. I had recently learned of her wire sculptures in an Improvised Life post & was enthralled with her work. To see them up close in person was a real treat!
I have been busy in my studio with more fabric vessels, being a vendor in a local art fair, & an attempt to stay engaged while recovering from a little foot surgery. Photos of the vessels and art fair comments to follow soon.