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Artistically – A Very Good Day…

. . .politically – crapola. I had to walk away from the Republican Convention speeches and just peek in occasionally. What was that movie — Sex, Lies and Video Tape? Yeh, that’s what this week is all about.

Enough of that.

Well, I guess the following piece was not too tasteful for the Dancing Hands Fiber Art Exhibit because it was juried into the show which opens November 4th at the Springfield Museum near Eugene.

Today, I rushed to burn some cds and get them in the mail to reach their destinations by Friday. SDA is having an online auction, starting in October. I had to send my donation and a jpeg on a cd for the website. I am donating this scarf, which I have shown before. I added some copper foiled dots.

I also entered a body of work  — 3 pieces — to Quilt National. I know my chances of getting in are very slim. So many enter this and so many mourn together when they do not get in. But, for the first time in my fiber art life, I have a cohesive collection of work that I love and have never entered anywhere. I am very proud of that. The downside is that these pieces are all unavailable for entering any place else until October 4th. All three pieces are constructed from my complex cloth. I loved working on all of them and if they don’t get in, I know they will make it in some other show.

I finished the final piece last night. That was Red Sky. Here is a detail from that.

I have been so at peace and so focused on my work over the past couple of weeks. I am looking forward to starting a huge project — more on that, later.

I didn’t lose any weight today. I am almost pain free. I am still loving my dorky new shoes.

7 Responses to “Artistically – A Very Good Day…”

  1. Karen Rips says:

    Gerrie, I had to force myself to sit thru the speaches the last 2 nights, I felt like I needed to hear both sides, and it left me feeling so depressed that this could be our future. On the positive side, I really like this piece your working on, it draws me into it, and actually maked me feel positive about where we may be heading.

  2. Kristin L says:

    Congrats on getting your tasteful piece into a show! Good for you for entering QN too. Who cares if you get in or not — at least you’re trying which is more than a lot can say. I know I’m not ready yet. I really like the implied space in the glimpses you’ve given us and have my fingers crossed that one makes it in.

  3. Reva says:

    I love “Red Sky”!

  4. msliz says:

    Love the new work!! Can you please tell your readers the size of your work as it is hard to tell from the picture…..I’m just curious. I too could not listen to the repugs give speaches…..why can’t they just tell us what they want to do for his country? I’m glad I haven’t been home and only catch the speeches on the replay or on line.

  5. Judy says:

    WooHoo to you on getting that wonderful piece juried into the Dancing Hands exhibit!

    Love the way the scarf turned out! Do I detect a bit of sequin waste in there? LOL

    Hope things will go your way for Quilt National. You and your work are definitely ready for that!

    I am so angry about the middle school antics at the convention last night: I felt like I was listening to an eighth grade girl talking in the lunchroom. I think I would much prefer a Harvard man to a Pit Bull wearing lipstick, don’t you?


  6. kathy says:

    Congrats on getting your piece in the show. Is there a name for this “tasteful” piece?? I am excited to hear you entered QN ’09…will be waiting to hear if you got in. I am planning to enter QN too….someday…at least that’s my dream! Good for you for doing it!!!

  7. kathy says:

    Congrats on getting your piece in the show. Is there a name for this “tasteful” piece?? I am excited to hear you entered QN ’09…will be waiting to hear if you got in. I am planning to enter QN too….someday…good for you for doing it!!!