Rejoice! Yep, after about 6 MONTHS, I finished “Hay . . . Keep Your Distance” #12 . The graphic typewriters remind me that after I take a little time to Relax it is time to start working on a 2021 calendar with the images from this series and some of my computer and journal entries that document our Pandemic. According to my notes I started this series in early March 2020 – though I didn’t know it would turn into a series. Each piece led to another and another and after #5 I decided that I would go for TWELVE!!
So Far #1, #2, #3, and #4 were shown on the MMOA AT HOME page: https://www.mysticmuseumofart.org/mmoaathome/
#4 was selected for the virtual MMoA AMERICANA: 64th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition https://www.mysticmuseumofart.org/entry/americana-64th-annual-themed-regional-exhibition/#!
#2 was selected for the virtual CAFA’S 109TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION – https://www.ctacademy.org/2020-virtual-exhibition-mixed
#7 and #8 were included in the Gallery 53 textile show “The Fabric of our Lives” https://www.gallery53.org/textileshow2020.html. (Today, and tomorrow is the pick-up for the pieces in that show.)
#4 will be traveling in January 2021 to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell , Mass. and then in April – May 2021 on to Highfield Hall, in Falmouth, MA. the show titled “Edges” is a SAQA MA/RI members juried show.
Where will #5, #6, #9, #10, #11, and #12 go – who knows! After a short period to Rejuvenate, I will feel ready to start pursuing show venues for these pieces.
NOTE: TREE UP- DATE – As you can see that tree that remained after the top broke off during a March 2020 storm is now being removed. The woodcutter worked his way up cutting branches along the way and then worked his way down cutting large sections and pushing them to the ground. Amazing amount of strength and skill!
“Stay Safe! Don’t climb trees! Smith Stitch Studio