Good News, Part Two

oven pizzaFirst, thanks to Terry for blogging for me last week.  Between school and all the sewing I’ve been doing (as well as the holiday preparations) I don’t know when I would have gotten online to write about the shop at Gettysburg.   So thanks again, hon.  I’m excited too.  By the way, this photo of Terry was taken last month when we finally cooked with the pizza oven we built several years ago.  The pizza was amazing — worth the wait!  If you click on the link, it will bring you to the blog entry when I first wrote about building the oven (only 3 years ago and the kids look so little!)

Second, here’s the other good news… Both of my pieces were accepted at the Au Natural show in Oregon.  They had over 800 entries, chose 61 pieces and 2 of them were mine.  I don’t know how to express the emotions I feel right now –I’m totally blown away.  There’s more work to be done (like finishing the sailor!)  I need to create a biography for the show, design some sort of portfolio and a bunch of other things that I am grateful my loving husband is on top of!

So that’s the Good News, part two.  If you are in the Astoria area in the month of February and March, come check me out 🙂

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I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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One comment on “Good News, Part Two
  1. Betty Harris says:

    I am excited for you! Congratulations.

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