I have exciting news! I'm in, I'm in, and I'm in! The Focus on Fibre Art Association's Prairie themed biennial show gave me the thumbs up - on THREE pieces of art. ! 3. Wow. I was not expecting that. One is my 'trademark' free machine and hand embellished prairie landscape. It's pretty recognizable as my work. Two are completely hand stitched pieces, and perhaps a little more abstract. All will be in the same category. It will be interesting to see how they fare against each other.
This means I am definitely going to be in Edmonton to see the show in
May. I can't wait to meet some of the other artists! It will feel like a party, I'm sure. It looks like I am booked to teach a class there, so that is
taken care of. (Thank you!). While I'm there, I hope to scout out
some more pieces for the show I'm curating. OH, OH - OH have I landed some BEAUTIES!! I'm such a sap. I know I'm going to cry when it all comes together. There are a couple images I was sent that get me every time. I wrote to one of the artists and said, 'if you show up to the opening, you better bring me a box of tissues'. : ) I really never expected this experience to have such a huge emotional effect on me. My biggest hope for this show is that it moves people. So far, so good I think. There is a sense of feminity for sure that runs through the whole show. I will certainly share images but not until January - which is so far away. Still, lots to do! I spent hours and hours responding to entrants over the weekend. (If I missed anyone, send me a quick email!)
On that note, I hope you understand that I'll be putting Saturday Stitches on hold for a wee bit. There are some big projects coming my way that have really got me daydreaming. Projects like... an exciting product project from a sponsor, & a wedding dress embellishment commission!! omg. Gotta love learning curves! Lots to blog about this year. Lots of creativity to dream up...
It's funny how daydreaming takes up so much time.
* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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