I’m very excited to have two pieces accepted into the International Quilt Festival World of Beauty competition in Houston this fall.
I haven’t entered this part of the show in about 6 years, before my life imploded. Since that time, I only managed to do about one quilt a year that was cathartic in nature, that I usually entered into the Dinner@8 exhibits.
I feel like this is kind of a turning point for me of sorts. I’m feeling the urge to create more often, which is a really good thing, although the work isn’t as emotionally driven or symbolically meaningful, but maybe that’s ok too.
I also managed to get a quilt made in time to enter the Dinner@8 exhibit: Affinity that will premiere at IQF Houston, and I’m thrilled my piece was accepted since it is so different from other things I’ve done. It’s called Crepuscular Flash
It’s hard not to be influenced by the beautiful skies at sunset here and want to try and capture a little bit of that golden twilight glow. I was so surprised to learn while I was in Brisbane Australia, that they don’t experience twilight like we do. Because of their proximity to the equator the sun just goes down fast without that extended period of magical crepuscular light that can slowly transition through an amazing range of color.
Between the blue and red/orange there is a crisply painted thin stripe of gold metallic paint on the ‘horizon’ that represents the flash of light that sometimes occurs as the sun drops below the horizon over the ocean.
I hit the road for Modesto today to teach a 2 day acrylic inks workshop with a private group of 11 students. This is one of my favorite kinds of teaching gigs. and since I already know a couple of the students, I know its going to be a lot of fun.