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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Finishing, Framing, and Friends

I feel so stress-free at this moment!  I have enough pieces framed for the Craft Council jurying on Sunday - even without finished the Tipi & Rosehips!  Awesome.

Wolf Willow & Prairie Lilies #2  (commission / sold)

I am happy that I finally feel that this process is easier than my first couple of times framing my own work.  Oh it was SUCH a learning curve.  I really wasn't expecting it to feel easier.  That's a good thing.

My Sweet Prairie, 2012 (sold)

It's a very nit-picky process.  People tend to look reeeeally closely at my work so it's important to clean the glass so it is completely dust & fibre free.  I swear I hold my breath the whole time.  It's pretty tense.  ; )  So now for the rest of the week, I am finishing a few dozen postcards.  They are all simple 4x6 inch prairie scenes in fabric with no fancy threadwork.  No two are alike which is pretty cool I think.  They are my 'art to mail'.  I have protector sleeves on the way for when I put them up for sale.  I have more stamps I LOVE coming in the mail eventually.  In the mean time, my job now is to trim up the loose threads and stamp all the backs for Sunday.

Fancy-schmancy.  : )

p.s.  I must give a big warm THANK YOU and round of applause to all the fabulous people involved with TN&TN.  The Canadian WIP Wednesdays have been a real treat.  Feature Fridays is quickly creating some terrific connections.  And Rita (my new co-mod) has been such a great person to get to know.  She's in Ontario and I'm in Saskatchewan.  We've never met before.  We phone each other often now.  Can you believe her family immigrated to Canada on the same line of ships that my family did in the 1950's!?  She also has no middle name, just like me.  WHAT ARE THE ODDS?  What a small, small world.


Mary Ann said...

Wolf Willow & Prairie Lilies is just stunning. Those postcard stamps are a very neat idea. I also immigrated to Canada in the 1950's from Great Britain:)

Megan said...

Well done being so organised, must be a relief and a bit of a buzz to be all prepared :)

And I also have no middle name!

greelyrita said...

How exciting, getting all that work done in time. I know that really stresses me out, in both a good and a bad way.

I see all the "sold"s. That's exciting too!!
Thanks Co! ;)

Wendy said...

Wolf Willow and Prairie Lilies is amazing. Such depth...and i can almost hear them rustling in the wind. So lush and beautiful. I love it!

HollyM said...

I remember how many times I had to take a frame apart due to a piece of dust when I was doing watercolors. You must have great patience and attention to detail!
The Wolf Wilow and Prairie Lilies is gorgeous. No wonder people want to look closely. I even find myself with my nose up to the monitor.

elle said...

Who knew wolf willows were so darn charming! I'm a liking all these links and connections at TN&TN. Thanks sew much!

Annette said...

as always I'm in aw of your work.
in stitches

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

your work leaves me breathless...lovely piece

The Handmaden said...

Beautiful, beautiful pieces and your framing is just flawless!

Dolores said...

Great pieces Monika.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very beautiful work!

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