After Sauder, I went on to St. Louis to teach for Nola Heidbreder. Her studio is in a section referred to as The Hill, a charming walkable neighborhood of Italian eateries, grocery stores, cafes and bocci clubs. This is the second time I have been to St. Louis, and it was enjoyable revisiting some favorite restaurants and eating my way around the Meditteranean. Spanish tappas at Modesto and great Italian seafood the next night.
The workshop was designing a rug with the folk art influence. Each student created a unique pattern and over the three days we colorplanned and with their efforts, saw the rugs evolve. This class really applied theirselves and I am looking forward to seeing the finished works.
My trip back home took me on Interstate 64. I went through Louisville around 8:00 pm admiring the multitude of bridges and clustered skyline with little traffic to hinder the trip. Remembering the last visit just a year ago when we hosted the TIGHR tri-ennial in Louisville and the end of three years as host country. Sorry not time to stop and visit this time.