Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy December!

How did it get to be December already? Why does time seem to fly so quickly the older we get?
It seems that I can only manage to post once a month to my blog. I have been keeping track of friends and family via Facebook but I've been just horrible about keeping up with my blog friends.

The Fine Art of Fiber that I posted about previously was a wonderful show and I regret that I didn't take any pictures. It was very inspiring to see all the talented pieces of fiber art that was showcased.
I was fortunate to sell one of my pieces which was exciting as well as a little sad. When it's a piece I really like I feel as though I've just sold a piece of my family.Hopefully it's in a new home and the owner loves it.

Since the fiber show I have been busy getting items ready for the show featured in the postcard above. I am
tickled to have my raku mask/ mixed media piece on the front of the postcard. These will be mailed out to
all residents of the town I live in. The artists participating have been given postcards as well to mail to friends and family.  As you can see, the show is next weekend so I still have projects in various stages of being finished. I still have NOT taken any photographs of the items that are in progress. Hopefully I can do that this weekend while I'm pricing and packing.

I have also been working on a piece that will not be in this show. I always have to have something to work on 'just for me'. When I'm creating for a specific show or magazine-something with a specific theme, I feel like I have to have a 'side' project where I can just create without worrying whether someone will buy it or worrying that I'm having to follow someone else's rules and guidelines.
So, this next photo is the piece I've been beading and stitching at night. Still not done but this is a pretty good start. The background is a mounted canvas piece I created back during the summer and was undecided about what to do with it. I grabbed a piece of dyed silk that blended beautifully with the painted background and just started stitching and beading.

There is also some distressed polyester chiffon and some painted and distressed tyvek. I plan to add a little more tyvek and maybe a few more beads or perhaps a few more shells. Currently the silk is NOT attached to the canvas background. I did all the stitching and beading on the silk which is backed by felt, then I will attach it to the canvas with some more stitching.
If I haven't been around to your blog lately, I promise, promise, promise to stop by for a visit soon.
Until then, live your life creatively~

p.s. if you click on the photos you can enlarge them to see details


Terri Kahrs said...

Whoot-whoot!!! Congrats, Cathy on a very successful show! I'm sure the person who bought your piece loves it; your work is amazing! I'm hoping that you get to take a few pics of the work you're submitting for the Holiday Show. In the meantime, tons of luck! Have fun, My Darling!!!!

I must say, your "side project" is yummy!!! Such delicious colors - so elegant. Can't wait to see how this evolves too.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!!! Tons of Love & hugs, Terri xoxo

Cathy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Terri! You're such a bright spot in my day!
Hope you & Yours have a wonderful Christmas also! xoxo

Janine said...

Dear Cathy
Have lots of fun and success with the show.
The piece you showed us here is delightful.
I´m sure so will the others be.
Don´t forget to take pictures and post them.
Have a great weekend

Cathy said...

Thanks Janine! I have finally taken some photos of the items I've been working on and hope to post them soon. As well as catch up with blogs.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi my long lost friend! Well, you're not really lost, just busy and I've been long busy too, or, in my case just slower than a turtle. You are one busy gal and I am so excited for you with the upcoming show! I'll have to go add you to my FB - I was doing fine with FB until I started playing a stupid game that I became quite addicted to and now am trying to wean myself from. Please tell me you don't play FarmVille or I'm in trouble. I must avoid the temptation and tempting people. hee hee Anyway, I'm trying to get around to everybody to at least drop off some Christmas cheer and wishes for a very blissful Holiday Season! We WILL get all caught up in the new year, won't we?

Gaby Bee said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.
Hugs, Gaby

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