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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Town Green

Town Green
Hot off the press, so to speak.  I have just blocked this piece.  It is about 30x36", making it just about perfect size for entering into the upcoming SAQA/CT Call for Entry for "Local Color", inspired by Connecticut.  If you are a SAQA member, living in CT (or one of those nearby members with dual membership) you can enter!

Go to the SAQA/CT blog and click on the 'CT Exhibit' page.  It's all there.  The exhibit will premiere in Danbury in May at the Western CT State University Library, and, later travel to other venues throughout the state.

I'm really glad that the membership was so enthusiastic with this theme.  I hope it means we will have MANY entries.  We are a small state, with a corresponding small membership.  Just about everyone will need to submit for the jurors to come up with 50-60 pieces!

Since I moved to Connecticut in the late 1960's (yep, that long ago...some of you were not even thought of then) I have felt at home.  It's not the only place.  Victoria, Australia and parts of Northern California also feel like home.  I'm struck by the light, the color, the (mostly) dry air, the undulating land, the rocks and trees, the shoreline....hmm...come to think of it, all those places have these in common.  As I am inspired by nature in much of my work, I have several pieces to choose from to offer for this Call to Entry...fingers crossed that something gets in.  I wouldn't mind NOT getting in...especially if that meant that there were SO many really great pieces that the judges had a full complement without me.  I could handle that.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! I really was fun to see what was in my head make it to fabric and be roughly what I had imagined. It's not always like that for me.

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  2. I just love this! The subject of trees and the colors of fall always speak to me. Best of Luck with your entry!

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    1. Trees and leaves really became metaphors for me when I reached one of those 'big number' birthdays. Autumn Years, so to speak...and it continues. Thank you for your comment!

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  3. This is so beautiful. I love your work!

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    1. I think you and I have a mutual admiration society in the making here. I can say 'right back at ya', Connie!

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    1. Thanks, Carol...thanks for your posting. It's always an affirmation for one's work to be admired.

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  5. Gorgeous! And you're right, it's perfect for CT's "Local Color".
    You've really captured the palette of Connecticut -- of course we have 4 seasons here but (to me, immigrant from NY) New England is all about those autumn colors.

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    1. Yes, you are right about those other three seasons...but I am preoccupied with 'autumn'. Something about my own maturity, maybe. Those Autumn Years.

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  6. reminds me of those beautiful New England autumns! just lovely!

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    1. You'll have to come back for a visit! Hopefully the leaves will still be around when your new one arrives in Easthampton. I'd love to see you.

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  7. Hi, Diane. Can't see how they could refuse such a lovely quilt! Also really liked your series quilt for the Fiberactions. The changes in colors give surprising effects to the basic design. Very interesting.
    best, nadia

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    1. Nadia, you are so kind. Thank you, too, for your comments on the Fiberactions series. I have to say it is actually more interesting than I had expected. I'm currently working on the third. In my mind's eye, I can see four hung together. Hopefully, the reality will match (or exceed) my mental expectations.

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  8. This is a beautiful piece, Diane. I can't imagine it being rejected.

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