Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Keeping it Straight

And So it Goes...

John Lennon once said "Life happens while you're making other plans." And so it goes...
My Fab Fabric Painting Workshop at ProChem in Fall River, MA was wonderful, albeit much condensed.
I need to commend my flexible participants in maintaining the best of spirits and bending to the will of hurricane Irene. We cut our 3 day class, first down to 2 1/2 days than just 2 in order to beat the hurricane's driving wind and rain. Less working time, same instruction. Lots of humidity. But still tons of wonderful fabric and samples for future reference.

Good job everyone and Good Bye Irene!



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Best in Two Dimensional Design!

The League of New Hampshire Craft's,' Living with Crafts Exhibition. at the Sunappe Fair, is a fine art exhibit is created in room like vignettes furnished entirely with handcrafted works. My works Out on a Limb and Before I Knew you are both exhibited this year. I am pleased to announce my work, Out on a Limb was awarded Best in Two Dimensional Design!

This award is sponsored by Loring Stevens. I am delighted and honored.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Can't Help Myself!

Dreams Awaken 1
Ok- This art quilt's colors have bugged me from the get go. I like the format and quilting but pink?
So I decided to use my current protectant of choice- Satin Varnish by Liquitex- and coat the piece with it. Usually it deepen colors, at least on my digital fiber work. Not so here. It deepened it alright but too dark. I forgot to cut it with water- 1-1 proportions. Yikes!
Distressed, I left it to work on over projects. I returned to my Digital Fiber. I am creating another piece which I can not show here as it may be an entry where I need a virgin art work. It's a digital collage. I am really liking this new way of working and I will present it in my new format of tying sections of the work together. It's tones are in neutral palette. Unusual for me as earthy colors are more my thing but it is subtle.
Inspried by my recent conversation to neutral palette, I decided to paint the sucker.
Dreams Awaken 3
I think I made the piece more successful. I hope I can leave it alone for awhile. What do you think?

Friday, August 5, 2011

SAQA Benefit Auction 2011


It's almost time for the Annual SAQA Auction! Collect some beauties and create a wall. Collect from your favorite artists!The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.  All of 2010's auction quilts will remain on our website for viewing only, until the 2011 auction is underway.

This year's Auction will begin on Monday, September 12th at 2:00 pm Eastern and conclude on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 pm Eastern. Price points will again be: $750, $550, $350, $250, $150 and $75.
How the Auction Works

View "dream collections" of auction pieces, curated by SAQA members.
I curated a dream collection on page 8

 "Feminine Figures" The woman alone, standing, contemplating, balancing, remembered and honored. 
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