Friday, October 20, 2006

Did you hear a loud verberating

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.



34 comments:

  1. YAY! Congratulations Karen - I can only imagine how excited you must be.
    I am so proud of you - as always you astound me!
    Hugs!
    Hilda

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  2. Before I finished reading your first sentence, my scream was echoing yours! Congratulations! Keep it up...two more for the show. :) Atta Girl!

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  3. YAY!!!! HUGE congrats to you, Karoda!!

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  4. Ah, yes! I sensed a disturbance in The Force. GO YOU!! That is fabulous news! Congratulations :)

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  5. Congratulations, Karoda!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  6. YAHOO! Congratulations. My prediction is this is the first of many more juried shows to come

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  7. That's WONDERFUL!
    I thought I heard something unusual reverberating from the southeast!
    YeahHHHH! Can't wait for pictures!

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  8. Yes, I noticed a distinct change in the rotation of the planet. My heartfelt congratulations....rock on!

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  9. Cogratulations!!!! I will be looking forward to seeing your piece. BTW, I sent my deposit in to Juanita for next year's Symposium. I hope to see you there again in July!

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  10. I am late to this party, but oh so happy for you. I guess I didn't get in. I haven't heard anything so I guess I will get my slides and the rejection letter next week. Since you got in, it makes the being left easier to take.

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  11. Congratulations! I know that you work hard on your art and it is nice to have some confirmation! Way to Go!

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  12. CONGRATS! And btw, imho glass complete DEADENS texture in textile work. YMMV.

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  13. Mighty congratulations. Feels great don't it? All good to you K.

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  14. Congratulations, Karoda... that's wonderful news.

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  15. Just getting around to reading the blogs. CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it.

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  16. Fabulous news, I'm so happy for you!! I'm looking forward to seeing it when you can post--

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  17. *happy dance* congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations, and good luck!

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  19. Oooooh, was that you!???!! You go girl!

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  20. I'm so jealous! Have you already shown a picture of what you're sending? If not, post one!
    Congrats and best wishes!

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  21. i was really excited to hear this. when and where? :) love, mme v. (who still misses you)

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  22. Best news of all! Congrats from the bottom of my heart! You rock!

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  23. YES! That news is worthy of MUCHO excitement. As for glass over your art pieces, DON'T. Not only are details lost, but textiles need to "breathe".

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  24. Congratulations - what great news!

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  25. Congrats to you! This business is so tough and every victory is cause for all to celebrate!

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  26. Congratulations! That is wonderful!!!

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  27. Congratulations! What a great reward for your beautiful work!

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  28. Jubilation indeed! Congrats to the best.

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