Saturday, June 29, 2013

"I'm so excited!....and I just can't hide it!"

I got accepted as one of 22 finalists in the IQA Traditions exhibit!  What an awesome blessing and opportunity.  I'm doing the happy dance!  Every year when I attend the show, I look at the works on display with awe, and now I will have something displayed there!  Woo Hoo! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Daddy Day!

I decided to create a piece of art for my husband for father's day.  I like the way it turned out for the most part.  I love the way the quilting on the face turned out!  I usually shy away from that.  Anyhoo, my hubby was pleased. 


One of the things I have always wanted to do, not unlike many fiber artists, is to be accepted into exhibits and shows.  I had not really tried to enter many in the past, mostly due to my insecurities, thinking my work may not be "good enough".  However, keeping with my inspirational quote for the year, "Perfection is the enemy of greatness", I decided to enter a few shows this year.  What do I have to lose?  My goal is simply to be accepted. 

So far, I have been accepted to two exhibits:  All Things Fiber with the Arts Council Brazos Valley this summer where two of my older pieces are being displayed now through July 31st,

 and the other is the "What's for Dinner" exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this November.  In this exhibit, participants were asked to make a placemat and their favorite meal--yes, as a piece of fiber art!  I did what no one who knows me would be the least bit surprised about: pizza!

 I also entered the "Traditions" exhibit at the IQA Festival based on one of my favorite wedding pictures.  I really tried a lot of new techniques in this one, and regardless of being accepted or not, I am really proud of it.  I have not heard back about this one yet, but I am keeping my finger crossed!  Because of the rules, I can't post any pictures of either of these works yet.  But here is the photo that I drew inspiration from.