© 2009 Fannie Narte
Hopeful, Imaginative, Magician . . .
Those are the three adjectives I chose to describe myself at yesterday's great fiber art self-portrait workshop with Sue Benner, which was hosted by Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA). Those who know me and follow my blog may understand why I chose those words. However, strangers may find the last adjective "strange." Hah!
Deborah invited me to join the DAFA group, and I'm grateful for her invitation. I think it's natural for us to form subjective impressions when meeting someone new. Deborah's friendly e-mails matched her welcoming spirit, which mirrored the entire DAFA group as a whole.
Those who follow my blog know that I am selective in my book and class recommendations. I only blog about good books or classes. This trait may be from the influences of my mom: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
Sue is an excellent well-seasoned lecturer/teacher. Her Power Point presentation was visually inspiring, and her teaching style was accommodating and purposeful. She communicated with each student as a guide, helping each person find her way through her piece by presenting ideas, questions and offering encouragement. Whether you are a visual, tactile, auditory or reading/writing learner, Sue satisfies each student's learning style. Her well-written handouts, well-chosen reference books, meaningful and direct words, and general teaching style is sure to satisfy any student's creative appetite. She's also clever and fun.
If you get a chance to take one of her workshops, you won't be disappointed. Californians at the Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar 2010 will get a chance to pick her brain during February 21-26. If you're in the area, I would highly recommend Sue's five-day workshop.
Curious, Accepting, True
These are the three adjectives I hope my friends will think of when they think of me.
Loving, Growing, Playful
These are the adjectives I hope my family will think of when they think of me.Maybe I should have said "dreamer" instead of "magician." First impressions . . . I choose to live heartfully and artfully . . .