Monday, November 5, 2007

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Img002 Yesterday was my 3rd year blogo-versary. Three years ago I could count the number of blogs dedicated to art quilting on one hand and three years ago I was mostly talking to myself out loud here.  I still am talking to myself but I'm also aware there is an audience and potential audience out there.  (leave a comment if you've never left a comment before and if you have left a comment, leave another one)  I still see this as a personal space but I also share it with people I meet who express interest in my quilts.  I'm still not quite ready to dive into full fledge marketing but I think I will be in 2009.  Mostly my goals still center around learning and experiementing with techniques and production of pieces that I feel good about submitting to exhibits.



The above picture is the 2nd of the 3 quiltlets I spoke of a few posts below.  The three are spoken for and will be heading to Canada when finished.



The poetry reading last Friday was exceptionally good.  Even though the selection of poems were older works they felt fresh in my mouth and I believe it was one of the best readings I've ever given.  Maybe I was riding the wave of energy that a room full of poets create. 



There was a young flutist that opened and transitioned between myself and another poet who read.  She had recognized a name in one of my pieces based on genealogy, geography, and spirit and it turned out that her aunt is married to a cousin of mine. Talk about the power of the word!



Oh, and since I'm a winner in Nellie's Pay It Forward art share meme(yeah me! I love her stripped landscapes) I'm obligated to do the same for the first 3 commentors on this entry.  You will receive a small piece from me between postcard size and no larger than 12"x12" before June of '08.  If you become a recipient you must, in return, make the same Pay It Forward commitment on your blog (so only bloggers are eligible).



Peace,



 



18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary and thank you for sharing your artwork and poetry. I may not comment often, but rest assured I always look forward to your postings. Cheers.

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  2. Oh Baby! Here I am, hands out stretched!!!!

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  3. Happy Blog-a-ver-sary!!!
    Funny thing about the "Dummies" book on my blog...I was trying to find a way to re-size it and put it on my sidebar...I forgot I had posted it - I'm glad you responded, and it's funny, but true, AMEN???

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  4. 3 cheers for 3 years!
    It would be such a treat to hear you read ... sigh ...

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! You've provided lots of inspiration for me over the last 3 years. Glad to hear the reading went well and turned up an extended relation, who loves poetry and plays the flute, no less.

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  6. Happy Blogiversary! I have to say that the two most recent quilts you've shown are probably my very favorites from the last two years I've been pasing through. I don't know if it's the colors or the circular quilting, but I love the dreamy puddle aspect I'm seeing in them. I'm not suprised that they are spoken for already! Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing where you take it in the next three years!

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  7. Congratulations on your blogoversary.
    first-time comment from me, but I have been reading for quite a while, and enjoying what you have to say

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  8. Great quilt. I love the quilting.

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  9. happy blogiversary! I am so glad you continue to share because I've gained a lot from looking at your art and the process behind it. Have really enjoyed the links (and books) you share as well. I really love the energy of "live" poetry - always better with some music involved. What lovely connections you discovered that evening!

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  10. happy happy, and glad to see you are PIFing too!!!.

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  11. Happy blogaversary! I like the quilting you did on this piece.

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  12. Hey, I checked last night and didn't see a new post from you. Well, shoot. Oh, I already have a Karoda postcard which I love!! Hope you had a happy blogiversary.

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  13. happy blogoversary! three years is a quite a while! (i missed mine!):o

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  14. Well...congratulations. But, but only bloggers are eligible? Some could see that as prejudiced...but not I...nope...not moi.
    Peace my friend

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  15. Happy blogaversary! I've enjoyed seeing your work since I started reading your blog- love the newest pieces, the quilting adds lovely texture.

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  16. I'm very excited! When I saw this I thought I had spoken too soon because I love this one even more than the first. I can't wait to see them all together. I read at a number of blogs but I think yours is my favorite. You inspire me.

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  17. One more Happy Blogiversary to you,Karoda. Goodness, mine is coming up in January - you are truly a pioneer! I really love what you have done with your printed fabric in these small pieces.

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  18. Wow, three years of blogging! I'm glad that all the folks on the Art Quilters Ring are keeping up with the journaling. I just love reading what others are doing, and the resulting inspiration. Your work is beautiful and interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

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