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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


There is good news to report!! My life seems to be returning to  normal, but I am still making major screw-ups, but I am chalking it up to my two lost months!! The above quilt, Wall of Hopes and Fears, was accepted into Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ, Nov. 20 РJan 2. I only entered the one quilt. It had a very good story which I think was helpful. It is based on graffiti that I saw on the security wall in Israel.

The Spooner Lake Aspen Quilt that I donated to Art Now for Autism sold on the first day of the reverse auction. There is still some great art – the price goes down to $60 tomorrow.

I had a great first Columbia FiberArts Guild board meeting yesterday. We have new and energetic members. I think it will be a great year. Tonight a few of us went to a meeting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art which now runs the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Only members of the 9 affiliate guilds were invited. We talked about how the guilds might interface with the museum and school. There were metal workers, beaders, woodworkers, glass artists and others . We also got to have a Q and A with Matt Stinchcomb, co-founder of Etsy. It was fun to hear from him how they built Etsy. He was so darn cute, that I wanted to run right home and open and Etsy shop.

My major screw-up involves double booking myself for the 24th of October. I am hosting the Oregon Critique group – I lined up the guest critiquer. I also am supposed to teach the Arashi Shibori Scarf class that day at Trinity. Argh! I have to stop keeping stuff in my head. The class will have to be changed.

The other screw-up was with my black hole piece. I tried doing some foiling on it today, and it is now a mess. I am going to start again. It is fun and I am learning a lot about painting on fabric.

Scooter went in for his grooming last Friday. I love how he looks when he gets his grooming so slim and handsome.