The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 and man’s first step onto the moon is the subject of a quilt exhibition and book entitled ‘Fly Me To The Moon’. You can read the interview with Susanne Miller Jones who put together the exhibition.
If you are going to the Festival this November then make sure you use Guide by Cell so you can hear the artist explain a bit more about each piece.
Sadly the piece I made for this book didn’t make the cut. You win some, you lose some!
I was browsing through this year’s BeadDreams winners and was – as per usual – amazed but not drawn by the pieces selected.
I love a good sense of humour and when I saw this amongst the entries for the Objects and Accessories section I fell in love. This is wonderful. And when you read the title you want to meet the designer. You KNOW you’ll have fun if you hung out together.
I’m truly sorry I didn’t spend the time to vote and try and get this little gem into the winner’s circle.
The National Quilt Museum is holding this gorgeous exhibition by the Manhattan Quilt Guild from August 12th to November 15th 2016.
I am very drawn to this quilt Facade by Diana Goulston Robinson. Not sure if it is the repetition of shapes, the colour choices, the off center design, the overlay of lines, or the whole kit and caboodle. Likely the latter!
Long way out there – right out in the country. Definitely a destination place. It was lovely for me to see all the pieces together. Mainly because I have been a member of this group for over a year and haven’t seen very many of the artists’ pieces. For once I could pore over each quilt for as long as I wanted.
The fun part was looking for the ‘mark’. Which is a design we all had to incorporate into our pieces. Sometimes not so easy to find!
I snapped some pix of all the pieces. Not best quality as taken on a phone but does give a good idea of how this ‘neutral’ exhibition looked.
Truthfully can say I didn’t have a favourite quilt. They were all really cool – and I’m not just saying that!
The Portland Bead Society has an annual challenge. Once all the pieces are in, judged, and awarded, then they go on display. This year the show is going to 8 libraries. Have a look at the slideshow of pieces entered.
Here is a description of the theme and a list of where the show will be displayed.
I do my best to avoid art contests, competitions etc. Specially when you are asked to ‘pay to play’. It’s a real bad deal for artists. This article explains why. Thank you Maki Naro for writing this post on the Popular Science website.
It’s the same as a local restaurant offering to show work. Who wants their work in a food infested area? And are your clients really going to slurp their delicious meal, look up and go – ‘oooh look! I must find out who created that amazing piece of artwork and then actually follow up and buy it.’ I don’t think so.
Just another way to get free artwork.
PAY US FOR OUR WORK. Many of us have at least as much training as a plumber and would like to earn some of it back.