Thursday, May 13, 2010

Phew! I'm back

Hi All,
Well, I have had a very busy and stressful couple of weeks and am just now getting you caught up. I was in Toronto last night to give a lecture at the Pomegrante Guild of Judaic Textiles. The lecture went well and I hope to see them all again soon. A wonderful group.

The picture above is at the opening of the Kingston Arts Council Juried Arts Salon. I enter every year, occasionally win an award, and get to exhibit beside many very talented local artists. It is always a great show. The venue, well..the venue frankly sucks. Here in Kingston we lack a decent public gallery space and this space has dirty walls and it is often unavailable as it is used as a meeting space. Not great. This is a huge reason my solo show was not in my city...such a shame. With our tremendous local talent, we deserve a decent space (decending soap box now)

This is beautiful and talented Julie Davidson-Smith. Julie won the top (ka-ching) award for her encaustic piece "untitled". She was a Kollaboration participant as well and I hope we have the chance to work together soon. I really like Julie and her work rocks.

Before the crowd arrives at the Juried Arts Salon. Emily Fennel on piano.

This was in Toronto at the "Maker Shaker" event last week. Jane and I drove up together and Lindsey met us there. On the left is the Ontario Crafts Council Guild Shop manager, and great guy, Rob Ridgeway. Funny thing is we were in Pittsburgh at the same time the week before and didn't know it. I was there for the opening of Fiberart International and he was there literally blocks away on other matters!

Jane and I in fromt of my donation piece, which sold to a lovely woman. I am enjoying a martini called the "wobbly weaver". Who could say "No" to that? (certainly, not I)

It was a rainy day in Toronto, but Jane found a prime spot right out front and even brought an extra raincoat. Gotta love Jane!
Tomorrow I welcome friend and colleage, Maureen Harding, into my studio to explore some things she wants to play around with. Always exciting. Saturday I have a work day and THEN (oh, can it be so?, please let it not be a dream!) I have a few, no several (actually, many) days blocked off to be in the studio. My tummy flip flops at the prospect of it all. I have a (damn) bag that I have to finish (it is a "damn" bag only because it has been calling to me and I have been unable to heed) and then I get to play and make some things for all my galleries! Oh, the joy!

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Anonymous said...

Welcome back! And congrats on your success, it's too far for me to come but I enjoy your pictures.

Ginga Squid said...

I love that first photo! I just want to go up to your pieces and squeeze them and stroke them - they look so gorgeous! Suppose its a good job I'm in NZ then?

Unknown said...

Nice to have you back from all your adventures. I hope you'll show us your "damn" bag as I'm just waiting for some Angelina fiber to arrive and then I'm going to try making one.

Pam de Groot said...

They do look delicious those pieces, like some kind of strange fruit.

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