12 October 2009

Feels like I just got back but I am off to this…

And the best part is I don’t have to drag around supplies. I get to have fun whilst Michael works.
I have started a new art piece devoted to The Holy Inquisition – it’s a big one so…………………..

I have even started some soldering for the pieces – thank goodness for Leslie who took me to buy the correct supplies before I left and we spent a bit of time together soldering something. I have never been taught soldering but felt this new piece needed it.
I also watched one of Joanna's classes to make sure I was on the right track. Great class by the way.

I have to say I love the soldering.

I have even booked myself in for a workshop this weekend – woodblock making and printing as a lot of the images related to this piece have been made using this method.

Part of the piece delves into the Mexican Inquisition. So I am busy researching any places I can go to whilst in Mexico to live the history, as it were.

I will definitely be seeing Diego Rivera’s large contribution to the subject. Rivera was from a family directly affected by the Inquisition, they were Converso’s.

Should be fascinating.

On that note, I have just done an extensive post on the meaning behind my Book of Reliquaries at my Visual Anthologies blog here.

It is one of the classes I will be teaching at Valley Ridge next August. It will be the only time I am teaching in the States next year.



Samantha Marshall said...

Have a wonderful time!You're so lucky!!

Julie said...

Have a great trip!! Sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

have a great trip ;)

gina armfield said...

enchantment awaits you

Lynn said...

Glad you get to be with Michael, and nice that YOU are taking a class! Your book project looks huge and involved. I'll look forward to following it's/ your progress.

layers said...

another great post--- I have to say that I tried soldering and did like it.. but have a good class!

Karen Cole said...

Hasta la vista baby.

So wish I could join you. It's a trip I've always wanted to do.

I'm really looking forward to what you do with this new subject matter. I think you will love woodcutting. Just be careful you don't poke yourself.....as I, the accident prone, usually do.

Books will be sent today, mi amiga.

xxoo Karen

Kim said...

How nice to relax and take a class for yourself for a change. Fascinating subject Judy, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Seth said...

This project looks like it will be another fascinating experience, both for you and for us. Safe travels. Enjoy the two "M"s... Mexico and Michael.

Steph said...

Enjoy your stay! I'm off to your other blog to see more amazing things!

Ro Bruhn said...

As always great work Judy, so much effort goes into your pieces, I'm sure people don't realize the research you do. I got your message re the stamps, well done. I hope you're enjoying your workshop this weekend and if I don't catch up have a great trip to Mexico.

A bird in the hand said...

You are very brave to tackle the Unholy Inquisition. I've been reading about it and it never fails to horrify and disgust me.

Have a great time in Mexico.

Kristine said...

Hi Judy-
I took Sally Jean's class on soldering and I still struggle with it.
I got my etsy things today in the mail. Can't wait to work with them. Thanks!
Have a great trip!

Tiglizzyclone said...

I hope your journey to Mexico goes well!

I wish I could take a class!

rochambeau said...

How Exciting Judy!
You are going to have a WONDERFUL adventure!!
Bon Voyage~
Adios Amaiga for now!!

alteredbits said...

what a fantastic new book idea. all of the research should be quite fun indeed!

joanna's class is fantastic, isn't it! i still haven't gotten up the guts to actually solder yet as i typically burn or cut myself while creating, but you've given me a nice little push. thank you!

have a great trip! you're going to have so much fun!

Susan Tuttle said...

have a wonderful time in Mexico with your love!:)

Your work stuns me always:)