The art will be in Hall E which is a new area for this. Usually we are in Hall A. This time, you can find us inside the very first doors you get to when you arrive in the parking lot (same doors as the Quilt Show fyi). There is an entrance fee and lots of great entertainment, events, demonstrations, and displays. You can find out more online.
The artists volunteer to take shifts during the even on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will be there Friday morning, Friday evening, and Sunday as well - though you can purchase art at any time through the volunteers that are on shift. It's been hard to attend in the past since my children always have that particular Friday off of school. This year, I plan to be there on the Friday, right at opening and all night long. I have a lot of art ready in a variety of sizes (threadwork under glass). When I'm there, I'll have my square reader on hand.
I spent the weekend working on one last piece. It's from a detailed photo I took of an evergreen. I have been holding on to this photo for so long, waiting for the nerve to threadpaint all those individual needles.
Well, that 'nerve' arrived! I'm stitching it on TAP, or transfer artists' paper that I got from Meinke Toy years ago. Maybe I could have done it without the image transfer, but this image I took is rather heavy on the details (no land, no sky, just evergreen needles). This was planned to be an experiment for embellishing the paintings of Paige Mortensen, but I think it might be good enough to frame and put up for sale at the art show.
|a very small portion of a larger work in progress|
By the way, it's all stright stitched. I expected to fill it in with zigzag stitch, but that looked horrible. So this is back and forth, back and forth by hand under a machine needle. I'll show you more when I'm done. Maybe we'll see you on the weekend! Enjoy your week everyone,