Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Art and Soup Omaha/LaVista Conf Center

Coming up this weekend is Art and Soup. Glenn will have a booth there. Be sure and support the Visiting Nurses Association homeless assistance charity.

Exciting new skill

Recently returned from Chicago where I attended a workshop at my North Surburban Needle Arts Guild.  It was taught by Akemi Cohn.  The ancient art of Katazome is right down my alley.  I continue my strong interest in all things Japanese.  Have made 5 pieces so far.  I ordered a special tool for distributing the rice paste resist....can hardly wait to try it out.

Jane Davila class was great

Had a wonderful time at the Jane Davila class at Cottonwood Quilters on Sunday.  Will post pics later of a couple of my small pieces.  What I liked about this was that all things were small....I can do that! (That info is for all my quilt friends who know I'm sewing challenged)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicago Here I Come!

Today was a great day...spending time with old friends, visiting my favorite restaurant, finding a new bead shop (at least for me) and having dinner at the Japanese grocery store/restaurant and visiting the Japanese book store and gift shop.  I'm in heaven...Hope my friends didn't mind me dragging them all over the place.
I am preparing for the Japan exhibit at the gallery which opens on the 15th of this month.

There will be many day to day items as well as some traditional pieces in the exhibit.  On display will be the etched and carved glass table that I (Margie) did.  We will also have a real tea brush that is the design source for my etched table.  Hope many of you can make it.  Our hours have changed..Tues-Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday 11am to 4:30 pm, or by appointment.
Here's a pic of my very first etching class in Japan...not sure why my eyes are closed.