It’s been a very busy couple of weeks! I had family visiting and got to spend some quality time with my niece having too much fun quilting and cooking together. I took a day off from the studio and went to the World Quilt New England show and then wrote a blog post about it for the Craft Industry Alliance blog which you can read here. By the way, if you aren’t a member of the Craft Industry Alliance I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a terrific organization.
I have made a lot of progress on the lessons for my new online Artist Studio Bootcamp class and registration for it is now open! Class begins Sunday September 30. If you are struggling with finding your groove in the studio or feel like you’re spending too much time thinking about working and not enough time actually making then this class is the one you want. I am also including a bonus for each student – a free 45 private video consult with me! Use your 45 minutes for a critique session, general studio practice feedback, help with your artist statement or whatever else you need help with. More information and flexible payment registration options here.
On a more personal note I am getting back into a regular workout routine by going to the boxing gym at least 3 times a week. It feels good to be back hitting the bag on a regular basis! And the weather finally gave us a break from the rain and ridiculously high humidity we’ve had for the last several weeks so were able to get out for some canoeing and biking this past weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed that we are done with that miserable weather pattern. Bring on some crisp fall air!
I mentioned a few posts back that my quilt red+yellow+blue was going to be a part of the local SAQA exhibit called Explorations: Journey in Creativity, The Quilt Artist’s Studio premiering at the New England Quilt Museum on October 3, 2018 and running through December 30. Each artist has a 20″ x 50″ area next to their artwork and a small table to display additional materials that highlight the techniques, process and materials that they used to create their piece. So I have been working on putting together some display materials for it. I wanted something interactive so I am working on an accordion display of my techniques and materials and I assigned some Qr codes to my technique videos so that while people are standing in front of my piece, they can scan the code and watch quick videos of how I use Mistyfuse, create text and do my bindings. I think it will be a nice addition to my display.
On my list of intentions this week:
Finish my display materials for the Explorations exhibit and get it all shipped out to the NEQM.
Continue working on the lessons for my Artist Studio Bootcamp class.
Make some progress on an article that I am writing for Quilting Arts (more on that in a later post).
Try to figure out what my next quilt is going to be.
Time to get to work!