My class had its opening for our exhibition at The Purple Pomegranate on Thursday, September 5th. We had quite a few people in and some that were quite interested in the work.
We had a divider set up, Patti Old’s work on one side and mine on the other. This photo shows some of Patti’s work.
And here’s my work on the other side.
Then in the back corner, Nancy Drake’s work was on the left and Lynette Barne’s work was on the back wall.
Here’s a bit better photo of Nancy’s work.
And Lynette’s work. We had our notebooks and stitched books laid out on the tables so people could look through them.
There was quite a bit of chatting about the work and how it was made.
The husband’s were all at the exhibition as well. This is Lynette talking to Charley, Nancy’s husband.
And this is Dick, Patti’s husband.
The night before the exhibition, I had everyone over to the house for dinner. We had a great time and it was so much fun to see everyone again.
I spent most of the morning cleaning up my studio. I forgot to take any photos until half way through the process as it was quite a mess.
Here it is after cleaning half of it up.
And after getting it mostly straightened out. My color notebooks are waiting to be sent off for review and the box holds all the pieces that will be hung at the Waterlilies exhibition next week. I’m excited to see my class mates again. They will be here next week for the opening of the show on Thursday. If you are in the Whitefish area, stop by The Purple Pomegranate on Thursday from 6-9 pm. I’ll post photos here next week to show you the exhibition.
Here is “The Kantha Revolution”. I got all three pieces matted today. You can barely see the matte as it is only 1/4″ bigger than the pieces.
I think they look good as a triptych so I will probably donate all three pieces for the auction.
The background was done a long time ago when we played with soy was with my local surface design group.
I have gradually added the Kantha stitching over the last couple of years. This is the only one that has satin stitch added as well. Which one is your favorite?
I also added a sketch of a seed head to one of my previously painted pages in my sketch book. The photo that I used to sketch from showed the seed head in green, but I liked it in brown on this background. Thanks for stopping by and if you’re in the US, I hope you have a good Labor Day weekend.