Sunday, September 23, 2012

Preparing for November events

It's been busy around the studio.  Glenn and I have both been working frantically preparing for the upcoming holiday season.  His new ornament tree is full and his Wild Animal pieces have kept him busy.  He has done a couple of commissions for companies using their logos.  He loves doing that.

I have been experimenting with a new dyeing process...working with silk only...results are fantastic....will surprise you some day with the luscious colors.  I can use them on my fascinator hats as well as shawls and scarves.  I think I could enjoy dyeing all day it.

A magazine contacted us about some info on our classes....That's exciting! Guests coming to shop tomorrow from Topeka Shriners. We look forward to having them.  Great weather for shopping!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Latest plus New Exhibit Opens at Springfield Artworks

Can you tell I've been busy?  Haven't posted in a while.  Went on a fantastic trip to Arkansas. Gave a talk at the Regional SAQA meeting in Conway, Arkansas on Japanese Surface Design.  Great group of gals...and oh such talent!  Loved every minute of it...didn't want to leave...

Headed up to Mountain View, AR to enjoy the folk capital of the US.  Brought back many memories.  Dance weekend was the happening event and met up with a clogger who was one of the instructors.  She is from Springfield,MO and she was in Springfield,NE last year at Springfield Days....small world.

The Arkansas Ozarks are sooooo beautiful.

Also got to attend a football game in Sallisaw, OK where our grandson is the new band proud!

Miss going to the Creative Felt  Gathering in Michigan this year...especially the opportunity to take a class from Andrea Graham from Canada.  Maybe I can catch up with her some other time.

Busy making pieces for the Handweavers and Spinners Guild show here in Omaha and the Lauritzen Gardens event in November.  Missed the deadline for the Chicago Botanic Gardens Fine Art of Fiber...maybe next year.  I would also like to have a couple of pieces in their Fashion Show.

New exhibit opened at the gallery yesterday. It runs through the end of Sept.  Great glass art, textiles and photographs.  Exhibit is entitled Wild Animals on Parade.  Check it out. Would love to have you visit.