Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Viewpoints 9 Reveal Day

Today is reveal day for Viewpoints9-2

Weeks ago Australian art quilter Sue Dennis posted this challenge to the other members of Viewpoints9

 The old saying goes 'a stitch in time saves nine'. Is this really true I have wondered through my life? I have diligently mended seams and rips before the damage got worst and repeated the catch phrase to myself often, finding it funny that as I get older, the little homilies repeated by my parents have made their way into my vocabulary and thinking.

I'm also reminded of the seemingly reckless behaviour of my grandchildren and carefully watch out for them, anticipating danger and try to avoid spills and slips and think that this too relates to 'a stitch in time saves nine' in another context.

I invite you to contemplate this folkloric jingle and come up with your interpretation
Reveal begins on August 27.

My reply to the challenge is 'Cosmos'.  You can read all about it on the Viewpoint9-2 blog.  I hope you like it.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quiet, recharging weekend

After some very busy, draining but often exhilarating days this past week, I had the chance to relax over the weekend.  Instead of starting a new series...finishing the last...or working on the new commission, I decided to step into a calm, Zen kind of place and make a baby quilt.  oooohhmmm

Celebrating Two! pictured here is for the upcoming arrival of a new friend's second child.  As both parents have math backgrounds, I included numbers, of course.  And as they are also Australian, and she did work in Aboriginal Communities, I also included fabric from Aboriginal designs.  Some are in pairs so that the first child, a 21 month old boy, can have some fun finding matches...or numbers...especially the number 2.  I got 'lucky' in finding a backing fabric that was light pastel Immigration Stamps from passport entries.  Including Sydney Australia ;^)

I will be sending it as soon as I've stitched on my label.  Fun.  And very calming.  Just what I needed.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Juried In!

I was delighted when I was notified that I had been juried into Connecticut Women's Association's 85th Anniversary Exhibit.  One of the primary reasons I applied was that it is to be installed at the Slater Museum of Art in Norwich, CT.  The Slater is a gem of a museum with soaring ceilings and wonderful natural light.

If you are anywhere nearby, please, come to the reception Saturday 6, 1:00-3:00.  They put on a great spread ;^)

Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT

Painting: Raymond by Jeanne Ciravolo

Silly me.  I almost forgot to post the my own juried piece.  Love For Three Oranges