One event done – now time to move onto the next. Participating in CT OPEN HOUSE DAY 2015 helped me to clean-up, organize, and reflect on some of my art. When the work is in progress sometimes each step becomes so automatic that I’m not always sure how I was able to think through and complete each step. Selecting the color palette, determining the size of the components, and completing all the lines of hand-stitching are now intuitive. Talking about the pieces that I hung for the open house gave me an opportunity to see that I really did have definite ideas in mind as my colors, lines, and stitching were assembled into a finished piece. There seemed to be interest in two of my newest pieces “Hay…Leave Me Alone” #1, #2 (shown below).
These 24 x 24 inch pieces have been stitched at the top of each piece to stretched canvas that I covered with beautiful linen. Because they are only attached at the top of the canvas you are still able to feel it’s drape and examine the back side of each quilted piece. “Hay…Leave Me Alone #1” was just juried into the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibition. This annual exhibition includes a large talented group of artists of all mediums representing Connecticut and surrounding states. Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street Mystic, CT. Show Dates: Friday, June 19th – Saturday, August 1, 2015. Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. Hope you can make it to this show at the The Mystic Art Center, another one of Connecticut’s great destinations.