|I brought my Prairie Dress that was in Quilt Canada, and Ken included a feature ceramic glass-top table! : )|
Ken was really great at arranging things. Hanging art from wall chains was a challenge for me but I think it ended up looking pretty great. There was a huge conference at the centre and we got a lot of visitors. from all over.
|pottery by Ken Wilkinson|
That's one one of my favourite photos, above. : )
Our show will be in the Melfort newspaper on Tuesday. We were interviewed by a journalist who took some photos as well. When I arrived on Friday morning to wait for her to arrive, a large school group came in for a tour. That was great timing! I had several pieces of pottery in place with my work so the children did a question and answer about the pieces and the art forms. It was really fun!
|Embroidery by Monika Kinner-Whalen / Pottery bu Ken Wilkinson|
Meeting some quilters and artists for classes was great. Postcards was particularly fun because it was so playful. The theme was, 'My Favourite Season' and YES, two people picked 'winter'. : ) By the time I taught my Threadpainting Class on Saturday, I had come down with such a cold and lost my voice. So - I taught by whispering. I feel really bad about that, but at least no one can say I talked too much! : ) It was a small group in a quiet room so it was manageable.
|between here and Melfort|
The drive home last night was gorgeous. The spring clouds were all over the place, making us on the earth seem so small. It is a big, big sky indeed.
Thank you to my friend Peggy (coincidentally, Melfort's Citizen of the Year) for having me stay with you and your husband over the weekend. Thank you to the women who came to the workshops! That was so fun. Thank you to the centre for being so accommodating. Most of all, THANK YOU to Ken Wilkinson for joining me for this exhibition.