Art and Noodles

What a great time we had this weekend in our ART AND NOODLES class with  Diana Geisinger of Ankeny Iowa.  Diana is a former art teacher and McGown certified rug hooking teacher.  She led us thru a terrific weekend of hooking small projects from our noodle bags mixed with honest to goodness art lessons.  We learned about color and value.  We studied shading and design.  We sketched and drew like we knew what we were doing.  Amazingly, Diana made us all feel like real artists and everyone walked away with a lot of confidence in their newly found art skills.

Diana told us that as she finished a rug, she takes her cut leftovers and hooks a 9x13 mat that can be given as a gift or traded among friends.  She has one of the most creative minds and gave us at least a hundred different ideas for our mats.  We tried geometrics and animals and lettering and borders and the list goes on and on. 

We had a great group of rug hookers and I thank them one and all for attending.  We had many great laughs, as always and a few surprises.  Sunday morning we heard an explosion from the bathroom and ran in, opened the pop fridge and found a can of pop had frozen and exploded.  Thank you Erin and Colleen for dealing with that disaster.

Here are a couple of mats to show what our projects looked like.  I will post a few more later in the week.  The stones to the right were done by Kathleen Salak, the circles were done by Erin Schultz.

More later,


Janice Lee