Friday, February 20, 2009

Elizabet Gilbert video

I just watched this on Melody Johnson's blog, and it's awesome! Give yourself about 19 minutes to view it, you'll be blown out of the water! Sorry I don't know how to add it as a video, but you'll get there if you follow this link:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Woo-hoo! It's show time!

Wow! I just got an e-mail that I will be given the opportunity to show my art quilts in November at the Mountain Oasis International Restaurant in Flagstaff. I just ate there last Friday for the first time, and their menu is fabulous, and the restaurant is lovely! I'm soooooo jazzed! That gives me plenty of time to finish a bunch more work... they prefer to have at least 10 pieces for the show, and I'm at 7 right now. Two of the 7 are pretty small, so I would like to have 10 about the same size range... 21" X 29" is the average. I'm a happy camper!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Latest work

I just finished up Devil's Postpile, and I really like how it turned out! Not exactly what I originally had in mind... better! Sometimes an idea has to sit on the back burner, simmering for awhile, before it is ready for execution. This was one of those times! Here it is:
This is the third in a series of Rock formations... I have no idea how many more will come about, but rocks is where it's at for me!
One thing that isn't noticible in the picture is the quilting I used around the border... I quilted octagonal shapes in two sizes, representing the shape of the columns when viewed from the top. It's very subtle, but I think if I had used a lighter thread it would have detracted from the overall appearance of the piece. Finished size is 21 1/2" h X 29 1/4" w.