The week continues to shine on.
First, the weather this December is like the end of April. So warm, it's unbelievable.
Second, this blog... check it out! The counter on the right sidebar has exceeded ONE MILLION views. 1,000,000 !? Wow.
Thirdly (because you know good things come in threes, right?) the most marvelous mail arrived!
I did it I did it I did! I also did a lot of squealing and bouncing. And then I did it again. Squeal. Jump. Scream. Bounce. Woop it up. Hop around. lol
Wow. I applied for a provincial arts board grant in September when I was between studios. It was a good time to catch up on paperwork. It's not the first time I've tried for this funding. This particular grant is to create larger-scale fibre artwork from January to July that is more abstract / impressionistic, but still prairie inspired. Oh - it was pproved! Being financially supported in order to expand my creativity is such an honour. THANK YOU SK ARTS BOARD. I will continue to create and sell my threadpaintings of course. But it will be terrific to work so open-ended like I dream about. I want to create closer up, but larger scale. I want to stitch by hand with all those gorgeous yarns again like I did with 'Where Sunlight Falls'. I want to explore what I can do and really move forward. This money is so timely as well. Maybe you heard? Maybe you didn't. But it looks like we are moving house very soon -which means grieving my studio and preparing for much work starting all over again with a new space and trying to making it mine. I'm not afraid that we can't do it again. I am afraid of being studio-less and not able to create until things get packed and unpacked. I suppose it's all for the best. I'll have all this pent up energy that will get me all fired up to move an as soon as my feet hit the ground. In the mean time, I will dream. Well - I also have the curated show to set up in a matter of weeks. It all works out. It always does. : )
Before I sign off, I should tell you that I have one small threadpainting left. If anyone is interested in purchasing art before the holidays, please feel free to email me. It's pictured below.
|5x5" framed to 10x10" in dark brown, under glass with the double mat with lots of French Knots : )|