We had a great time at the MOCA show last weekend in Virginia Beach and thanks so much to Nancy and Brenda at Shooting Star Gallery in Cape Charles for hosting my trunk show this weekend. I have my work available now through the holidays at The Art Center @319 in Smithfield and Pop Shop By Jo Louise in Hilton (Newport News). Please contact me if you need any last minute gift ideas, I have some beautiful silk scarves and the big tote bags.
I will have an exciting new creative space opening in 2017 so looking forward to seeing you all there-(hint) Pigs Will Fly. Make sure you sign up for my newsletter to keep up with all the news and creative ideas.
The busy season is will underway. I have several teaching projects happening and the show season officially start for me this weekend. I am on my way to Williamsburg for An Occassion for the Arts. It is a great show, so if you have a chance, stop by and see me and all the other wonderful artisans. I am on North Boundary Street booth number Y6. Looking forward to a successful season.
Photograph Steve Armstrong
Really enjoying trying new #shibori techniques, this is a new stitch with two colors. Also working to get my new web site ready for the launch coming soon. Hope to be able to sale all my designs online. You can still get them at the Art Center @ 319 in downtown Smithfield. Keep checking here for shows and classes.
Inspired by the spring I finished silk painting ready for steaming.
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Seeing spots-painting dots, many silk scarf orders around here, this design has been a favorite this this spring/summer. I can see the end coming with this last 5 months of orders. Looking forward to new ideas and designs and I hope to have some samples and orders available for family and friends this summer.
I have been super busy getting ready for the Buyers Market show next week. I am finally getting some of the images up from our photo shoot. The girls did a great job and everything turned out so beautiful. Debbie’s photograpy work always great. Looking forward to showing all my new work.
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.
Happy New Year, looking forward to much creating in 2013.
I have a silk painting workshop coming up in Smithfield at the Art Center@319, contact them to register. This is a day long class at the new location of Isle of Wight Arts League we will learn and practice several techniques and complete several samples and a finished silk scarf. The class size is limited due to space, so sign up early to try out this beautiful art form. It has been a couple of years since I offered this class, so I look forward to working with everyone.