or should I say 'back on track'. One fourth of the way through this year and I was thrown off track by the move of the studio, illness, and a busted laptop where I tracked my goals for the year in Excel. I'm feeling well, studio is in place, laptop still busted. Oh, and so far, the only casualty from the move is a misplaced iPod.
I gallery sat for 10 hours and was in the studio for 9 hours sewing on bottom sleeves on some quilts for more stability in hanging. Here are snapshots from my space...
Some of these quilts will eventually move over to the co-op gallery. When I unrolled what I'm calling the doorway quilt, I realized it was too small and underwhelming. I was able to catch the IQS-Cincinnati on Saturday and the SAQA exhibit Seasonal Palette wowed me. For one, the impact of the size and the consistency of them hanging hit me! They all were 32"x78". For a passageway to have it's impact on the viewer, I want to offer the feeling that you can walk through it and unless it is a doorway for small children, of which it is not, its not working. I'm going to complete it though and try to recreate something similar in the fall. The doorway quilt in on the far right in the snap shot below.
This coming Friday is the Derby @ Mellwood and Schalfy Trolley Hop for FAT Friday. Come out and park your car at Mellwood (plenty of free parking) and check out the Male High School trios and over 200 pieces of art throughout the Center. Chris Mudd will be playing light jazz on the keyboards inside the Kore Gallery and Jisun Mudd, his mother and one of the featured artists will be present also. See the update here.
When May begins, I'm going to begin dyeing, marbling, printing and painting fabrics for the summer as my main focus. The quilts that I'll make will be small ones that I'll wrap about a canvas frame.