Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I've been silent, but busy...

I've been silent for too long.  But I have a very good reason.

I have been hard a work on a quilt that I plan to enter in Quilt National, the most prestigious of the art quilt shows.  Quilt National is unique in that it discourages disclosure of your work before the show opening.  It used to strictly forbid it, but this year the rules are slightly relaxed.  However, old habits die hard, and I am choosing to keep my entry secret until it is no longer relevant (I either get accepted or rejected.)

But that doesn't mean that I haven't been working periodically on other pieces.  I just finished quilting and facing two of the mineral quilts.
Rutile, 49" x 35"
Schist #1, 52" x 54"
And I've made several smaller pieces, not yet quilted.  The studioQ challenge is ongoing, and I've been producing a small piece every month based on an established work of art.

I've also been working a bit in the garden (just a bit, it's very hot in Texas in July), cleaning out cupboards in the kitchen, playing bridge, visiting with friends.  At the moment, everything is on schedule and deadlines have been met, so I'm having a very lovely summer.  It's a wonderful feeling to be caught up, and dare I say, even ahead of schedule.

Happy summer to all of you!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Opening Night at Material Construction

Material Construction opened last night at the Fort Worth Community Art Center (FWCAC).  It was wonderful to see my pieces hanging in that beautiful space! 
My name in lights (ok, maybe just big letters)
I belong to the Texas Artists Coalition (TAC).  Each quarter a member is featured and given a solo show at the FWCAC.

The Art Center had several exhibits opening, so there were both friends and strangers viewing my work.  

It was a wonderful evening!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Material Construction Begins July 8th

My solo show, Material Construction, opens tomorrow night at the 

Fort Worth Community Art Center
1300 Gendy
Fort Worth, Tx  76107
6 pm to 9 pm

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

The annual Berkeley Place neighborhood parade started in front of our house this morning as planned, despite the 1 1/2 inches of rain we had this morning.  Luckily there was a break in the clouds.
The parade was led by the Fort Worth Police Department and by Fire Truck #8 from the Fort Worth Fire Department.  And featured children on bicycles, kids with wagons and quite a few marchers.
As always, we had decorated our house.  If it starts to rain again, we'll have to run out and gather up all of the flags.
Happy Fourth of July!

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