Sunday, September 21, 2014

No More

Red Fence!!!!! I had a brain storm as I was shopping at JoAnns about my ugly red fence which matched my ugly red rotten deck. The deck is gone but the fence remained. Ugly barn rusty red. The fence on the back of the property is weathered gray wood. Next to that is white picket fence that I painted white, it used to be weathered wood also. Running on the other side of the property is white plastic privacy fence. Now I have a silver gray fence.
Much better! I am the only one looking at it and I like it so that's what counts the most. Took me 4 days painting it in sections. I am glad it is finished because now it is raining. Super happy I didn't paint it white as my neighbor suggested, this blends into the neighborhood better.
The coming week will be busy. Tuesday I give a speech about my work, my favorite subject me! Thursday is a group workshop which should be fun and Friday night is the opening of Focus: Fiber 2014. I am doubly happy to see it open. It's been a project for over a year.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

tying up loose ends

The first loose end is the Focus: Fiber 2014 catalog, printed and delivered. Of course I have to get them to the Erie Art Museum. I plan to leave early the night of the opening to deliver them to the museum. 64 pages of art, full color, Sue Cavanaugh's piece is on the cover. Not to brag, but, I think it is a good one. 8 x 10 in size so the art is a good size and the type is readable.

Next I started on a few commissions, I was going to do Tracy's piece first and started on it but decided I was not liking the print from Spoonflower, not their fault, I haven't done a lot of color as my work has been mostly black and white. All printers print different, color saturation, density, etc.  

So on to the second piece, gramps and grandson with a whopper of a fish. I am loving the  stitching on the fish and the background.

My thread collection is growing although I go through a lot in one piece. I like to have options!