Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Surface Design Association Conference in San Antonio

On the porch at Jane Dunnewold's new studio.
Note the screen-printed on screen backdrop.

My latest traveling adventure 
took me to San Antonio Texas
in-ter-face Conference.

Southern hospitality at its finest!

San Antonio's beloved Riverwalk

I organized the Vendor Fair
at in-ter-face and it was a marvelous
display of stunning textiles, tools and talent.
(I provided the structure the Vendors did the rest).

Opulent Fibers from Portland presented 
a colorful feast for eyes and hands.

Restraint was impossible.

I did my best to help the Vendor economy 
and I love everything I purchased.

The Public Events page 
on the SDA website 
lists all the wonderful Vendors
in case you want to see
their beautiful goods.

But it was the people...

Elizabeth in a 'vintage' dress
Mandi in Marcy's V8904
made with fabric she
dyed and printed

...the marvelous people,
with such warm hearts,
sincere sharing,
deep connections,
obvious talent
and unbounded enthusiasm
that took things over the top!

New friends,
new inspiration, 
new time with old friends
and so much fun!!

Madeline's version of B5881 in silk
with stunning surface embellishment
Vesna at Jane Dunnewold's Art Cloth Studio

Astrid in front of Jane Dunnewold's new work in Jane's Art Cloth Studio

A high school Mariachi band entertained us --
 they were adorable and talented!

A visit to Jane Dunnewold's Art Cloth Studio
for the volunteers party
was a real treat as I love her work
and it is always fun to see where artists create.

Yarn bombing Texas style

I might say there is never enough time.
I experienced the perfect amount of time 
in Texas.
It was such a rich time,
that I don't think I could have absorbed 
one more thing.

I hope there's a
next time.