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Bye-bye Week-end

I had a busy and productive week-end. Yesterday was our spring critique for the group of Oregon fiberartists that I am part of. Marci Rai McDade, former Fiberarts editor and now Surface Design Journal editor, was our guest critic. She lives near me and when I asked her about a possible critic for us, she volunteered.

Every critic we have had has a different emphasis in their comments. Marci, as an editor, was most interested in the story that the art told. She also commented on visual impact and design elements. I had my Walking with Scooter and Mr C piece. She thought it was very successful, but was put off by my black screen prints of Scooter and Mr. C. I see her point and I wish that I had put the screen prints on the base fabrics so that they were not so prominent.

It is not as obvious in the photo as it is in person. I also had another piece that I am almost finished with. I will show that later.

Today, after church, I had a phone meeting with a consultant who is helping me conquer the Filemaker database for Artists Among Us. I have a load of inventory to enter in the system and we worked out details for upgrading it and making it more user friendly.

It was gorgeous weather this week-end. I think we will have one more beautiful day and then it will get rainy again.

I managed to get 6 more 3 x3s done. I am almost caught up.

Back to watching Mad Men.

3 Responses to “Bye-bye Week-end”

  1. Third one from top, purple with spirals is my favorite. So close to moonsnails in my own work. Yes, a great couple of days in Portland. Threw scraps of yarn onto trees for birds to use in nestmaking. What must the runners on Terwilliger Blvd. think?

  2. connie rose says:

    I’m loving the purple series!

  3. Jeannie says:

    Hey! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. It is hard not to be happy when the sun makes such an outstanding appearance. I am liking your 3 x 3’s. Wishing you a beautiful week. xo