You can read my full statement and see lots of large detail shots of "Kat Soup" in my site's 2011 gallery.
"Healing Songs for the Earth," which you'll find in my Facebook photos page, as albums. (Click on any of the little images to go into bigger pix mode.) I've quilted two of the Healing Songs pieces since then, including #7 above.
Garfield Suites apartment. Jimmy and my guests were Janice Kagermeier, Cathy Neri of Quilting Books Unlimited, and YaYa Marsha. They all went home after we enjoyed our pizza and box wine, and Jimmy went back to Wooster in the morning, when I started teaching.
This is my sketchbook drawing in class the first day - of that fabulous potluck at my place the night before. Each day of any class I teach, I open with ten minutes of drawing and writing time I call "Library Time," because you have to be quiet. It really gets you centered into your own self again!
Jane Burch Cochran and Shelley Brenner Baird, two of my favorite artists! Saw David Walker with Jane, too, but he got away! Shelley had works in the SAQA exhibitions at the Festival, and she also gave a lecture about her work.
My girlfriends Juno (Jancy) McClellan-Ryan, Sherry Boram, and Jeanette Thompson came to the Festival and stayed down the hall from me in the Garfield. They were there Friday to Sunday, and even helped me pack up my class stuff! They were originally all students of mine, and we got closer when we were all in our Obama show at Montgomery College in early 2009. Now we're all in the art group Fiber Artists of Hope (formerly the Obama Quilters.) Here we're starving and ordering supper at the Garfield's very nice restaurant. Did I tell you how much I love the Garfield Suites? It's a one-of-a-kind hotel and the staff is so nice and the suites are HUGE! Full kitchens! They gave us free rides to and from the convention center, too! What a great time that was! You can see these girlfriends on Facebook.
Mary Bajcz, Meena Schaldenbrand, and Zsuzsanna Schmelzbach (who came from Switzerland, and kept entertaining us with really amazing stories.) We had a blast, working away up on that quiet second floor, while the ballrooms below us were roaring with the crowds who were looking at all those exhibits and booths.
St Theresa's Textile Trove in Cincinnati. I got to go see her new store in the Pendleton Arts Center, thanks to Janet Johnson, who drove me and Juno there. Man, Becky! You still have the best fabric and embellishments store in the world! Janet, Juno, and I had a big time Sunday morning, looting the store and enjoying the really moving exhibition there, a moving tribute to a young woman named Esme.
"Studio Muses." They're each 10"h x 8"w, made with acrylic paint and ink.
Eva started drawing her current favorite band, the Monkees, in my sketchbook, and just kept on drawing for many pages. Libbys and gardens and more Monkees! On and ON!