echo and wondered where the sound was coming from? That would have been me followed by gasping, then more screaming, with my hand spread over my heart and the other hand waving in the air with a slight 2-step going on! Ladies and gents, sistahs and brothas, I have been accepted into my first juried exhibit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The quilt is entitled Negotiating Territory and was a design I created out of the symposium I attended which is coordinated by the loving and lovely Juanita. This quilt attempted to apply everything I learned from the symposium. The concept is about finding and declaring one's space/territory...whether between indiviuals or countries and governments and corporations. Making this quilt and the time I took in Studio 3 was a balm for an emotional disappointment of the house hunting ending back in August and was most therapuetic for me. Acceptance into the exhibit is a mended circle. This is MY Quilt National :) I plan to make 3 more of them before next summer. I'm not sure of the rules about showing the quilt so I'm not even going to do it...I'll probably wait until the show goes up in January before I show it here. (Plus, LP (life partner) has been cleaning up the computer today and now just about all my photos are missing. He has reassured me that they are somewhere inside this box and in time they will be restored. my eyes cut to the side with a smirk)
I'm actually preparing to submit to 2 other shows...for one I'm going out on a limb and will have 2 pieces professionally framed but without glass (???? on the glass, but I'm leaning toward no glass). They just seemed to need a frame versus hanging out loose. If I get accepted they will be for sale as part of the requirements for entering. I think I'll sprinkle Holy Water on them before I send them out.
Peace, oh, and you can take out your ear plugs, I'm much more settled now.