Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is the newest magazine to hit the streets which contains my artwork. You can see a sample of what I created here. Scroll down to the section called Birds of a Feather. I call them my bird books. I especially excited about this one because my daughter, Jeane, and I both have feature articles in it. And if that weren't enough, my crazy art sister, (That's what we call one another.) Penney, has her precious and amazing needle case in there as well. I haven't received my copy yet, possibly today since Jeane got hers yesterday. The due date for all shelves nationwide is Dec. 1. I have created some mini versions of my bird books like the ones in the magazine, which will be for sale later. More camera trouble!
I've sent a tote bag off to another publication and have another set of three items ready to be mailed to a magazine I have been wanting to submit to for a while, but I won't be posting them until they are either published or returned. I have decided it is the smarter and safer choice for right now. But I did enjoy making them, and I hope to share them with you soon!
Monday, November 23, 2009
It is with great excitement that I am now able to tell you that I will be teaching this year at Art Unraveled. For anyone who has never heard of Art Unraveled, people fly in from all over the U.S.A. and foreign countries to attend this event. It is like art camp for grownups, but it is in a nice comfy hotel. This has been a dream of mine for a while, but with other contractual obligations, I just never could apply. This year, I decided to have a go at it knowing I could teach at the beginning of the event. I was lucky enough to be chosen and placed on the schedule when I don't have other conflicts. I am really looking forward to meeting lots of new people and seeing old friends, both from near and far. I will be teaching my Sew Somerset Sew Scrappy Journal. This is the journal that was shown of the cover of the Summer 2009 Sew Somerset. Although I have taught classes like this one, I have never taught this exact class anywhere before, and I will not be teaching it anywhere else in AZ for all of 2010, so this will be fun! This book is actually a journal with cloth pages that you can write on. I am bringing nearly all the art supplies to make things easier for my students, and I have been busy at work planning this so that it will be the best of times for everyone. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Jeane just called all charged up. She got her copy of Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2010 today which has a 6 page article about a collaborative book we did with 25 other artists. I hosted it and talked Kelly Kilmer into doing the cover. Many of the pages of this ABC chunky book are featured on the spreads including Kelly's, Jeane's, and mine. Jeane did T, and I did S, so since the letters are together in the alphabet, we are sharing a page. I wonder how often something like this happens, mother and daughter stuff. No matter what, I am happy this is something we can share.