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Friday, 18 November 2011

Five for Friday & I'll Let You In on a Secret

Ready to go and well ahead of schedule!  : )  No, I didn't make these all this week.  I did manage to finish two and frame all five of the ones here in this post!  Whew. 

Highway 16 in Summer, 2011  Inspired by a quick drive from Saskatoon to Jackfish Lake / Meota on a hot summer day.


detail - Flourish, 2011.  Just inspired.  : )  This has some of everything from all my favorite scenes:  blue in the distant horizon, that line of yellow, the birds, the flowers and grasses... just a great calm feeling full of contentment.


detail - Along Highway #7, 2011  Inspired by a photo from 2 summers ago.


detail - Sundown on Valley Road, 2011  Inspired by the ditches around Grasswood, south of Saskatoon


detail - Late in October, 2011  Inspired by the cut fields at the University of Saskatchewan

By the way, did you know that three of those were nearly tossed into the trash during the early stages?  Or maybe four of them?  I really got stuck with these during the early stages for creating, but then I tried something completely unplanned.  In the end, they really surprised me and I am very happy with each one.   I think they really capture the feelings I had when I was at each of these scenes.

... there's still a few more to come!  : )

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Okay.  After much pestering on my Facebook page (you know who you are), I'll let you all in on yet another surprise.  A Prairie Dress has been accepted by the Saskatchewan Craft Council for an upcoming exhibition in the Affinity Gallery on Broadway in Saskatoon!  They just emailed me.  I emailed the following back to them:

WHOOPEE!! : )  Thank you so much!

11 comments:

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Wow, you are getting things done! Congrats on the news of The Prairie Dress.
Stay inspired!

Sheila said...

All of your work is looking fantastic , it will make a wonderful show and congrats on the news about the Praire Dress!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations!! Great job!

Jennie said...

My jaw just dropped - I've never seen your work before. Stunningly gorgeous! Congratulations!

Quilter Mom of 2 said...

How did you make these?

What method did you use?


They are breathtaking!!

Nicki said...

These all look wonderful! Beautiful. (we definitely have to talk swap). And congratulations on your first fashion art-dress being accepted into an exhibition! I guess it was!

Mary said...

Wow! These are amazing. You are so talented.

rosie said...

I absolutely love these...

Annette said...

beautiful work and great news on your dress

Patti said...

Congratulations on being accepted at SCC! Let us know when the show in on! :)

Dolores said...

Wonderful pieces. What are the dimensions?
Congrats on being accepted by the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

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