Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have been remiss in keeping up my blog. I'm just reading everyone else's blog. Well just fibre artist and mixed media artists. I have been consumed by yahoo groups as well. Now that I have a new laptop I can do so much more and much faster. Thank goodness that old dinosaur died!
My good news has to do with my Intuitive Hearts Quilt. If that quilt could talk. I know its travelled around. I last heard throught the fibre art grapevine that it was hung for display at the Creativfestival. This time I choose not to go to the festival and order stuff online instead and my quilt was there! Then I heard about its time at Casa Loma in The Quilt Auction: Cure for Breast Cancer. It sold for over the asking price! for $1600! The highest price for a Fibre Art Quilt! Oh, Joy! I wish I knew who purchased my quilt.
I've decided after this accomplishment I will try to keep up this blog weekly. Its a challenge. I already keep a diary journal, 3 or 4 visual journals and a scrapbook of my quilting to fibre art career. And I am always writing in my head. Last night I fell asleep visualizing a special journal about the life of my beloved pet, Oskar.
The other reason I need to blog is to promote my article that I am writing for Fibre and Stitch, the online magazine. Writing for a magazine has been one of my intentions. After talking to my friend Carol Wiebe, I am being more careful about what I choose to do with my art instead of becoming overwhelmed by commitments and a very messy house.
My studio has expanded into the dining room so I can paint there as well as use my embellisher. The basement family room has my books and sewing machine and fabric. I also have an easy chair and ott light for hand working front of the T.V. My computer sits on a desk on the other side of the room. If there was another empty room, I'd overtake it too.
I have been finishing up an online class with the Thread Studio called Embellish, Stitch and Enrich. Dale Rollerson's class was a lot of fun and I met the greatest people in our yahoo forum. I made 19 embellished ATCs to trade with my new friends from the US, UK, and Australia. I learned how to creatively use my embellisher and I love it. One of my finished pieces hung in the Oshawa Fibre Art Show a couple of weeks ago.
I am going to finish with a tribute to my Oskar who died on August 25th, 2008. I will miss you always! Love you little buddy.