The weather has been great for working in the dye studio and getting ready for the Tidewater Quilt Guild Show next week. This the best part of my work, planning colors and patterns and seeing them come alive on the cottons linens and silks. Excited to be accepted in An Occasion for the Arts show this fall in Williamsburg. Looking forward to so much creating this summer.
My new fabrics were delivered. I really like the colors, and they are available to order here Angelia*A. You can see some linen and hand dyed fabrics this weekend at the Tidewater Quilt Guild show in Chesapeake. It has been a busy spring and many more things coming up, working on many new pattern and fabric designs.
It has been a learning fall for me. I am trying to convert my hand drawn design ideas to the computer on Adobe Illustrator. In my past career I did a lot of Autocad technical work, it is one thing to make straight lines and measurements and all that using a computer and mouse, it is so tricky for me to make my hand drawings look the way I want on the computer. The boys did buy me a Wacom tablet that lets you draw directly on the screen. I am finally feeling a little more comfortable using it. It is still not quite the same, but if I want to have my designs printed on fabric,in large quantities, I will continue on, it is never too late to learn something new, anyway.
I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.
This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability
The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February. I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.