~ the Cove ~Fantastic news: the weekend of September 24-25, 2010, here at Thistle Cove Farm, we're hosting the fabulous KC Willis and her workshop, I Send You Wings! For those of you who are new to fabric and textile work, KC's workshop will introduce you to the realms of beauty and possibility. For those who are old hands, you'll be inspired not only by her immense talent but by the beautiful surroundings of Thistle Cove Farm, snugged in the Cove, where Lassie was filmed a few years ago. If you've ever seen a copy of the video, the boy and Lassie are tramping the hills with Thistle Cove Farm in the background.
As KC puts it, "And at what better place than a remote farm nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia can you remove yourself from the fast-paced world and immerse yourself in art and "flying." You will be moved, motivated and entertained by KC's storytelling and you will learn all her secrets for creating worn and wonderful pieces of textured art.
Here you and 7 other artistic souls will immerse yourself in the wonderful "vibe" of this very special place and you will leave with a changed attitude and a renewed motivation for art and for life."
Do I hear an "Amen"?!
I understand she already has two participants signed up so that means there are only six spaces left. The workshop price also includes snacks and lunch so there's no precious time lost from learning, being creative, exploring and having a marvelous time.
KC's Colorado studio is featured in the May/June issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Summer 2010 issue. If you're not familiar with this magazine, quite simply...it's the bomb. Her blog has more of her amazing work and all the links listed here will give you more information either about KC, her workshops, studio, the magazine or Thistle Cove Farm. Well worth your time to visit all of them.
As to the remote comment; yep, we're remote, rural, mountain and pretty darn secluded! You'll have to drive about twenty minutes to hotel and restaurant locations but once you get to the farm, you'll have to be forced to leave -grin-. Our choral cacophony includes bird song, horses, donkeys, cattle and sheep; dogs and cats round out the mix. What you won't hear is man made noise such as television and radio. Why? you may ask. Because at the TCF workshop building, there's no reception! There will be nothing between you, KC and your own inner creativeness as you broaden your horizons and expand your world and mind. If you're of a mind to, there will be time to visit on the porches and soak up God's beauty; talk is optional -grin-.
If you're interested in observing the Sabbath with us, you're more than welcome to share in worship services at our little country church. And, if you do stay for worship service, you're invited back to the farm for lunch!
Please join us; it won't be the same without YOU!
Blessings ~ KC ~ I Send You Wings ~ TCF ~ a little country church ~ the Cove ~