Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Storytellers Ball juried art show

4th place win! I am over the moon excited about this. Not only was I the only woman to win, but mine was the only fiber in the show. The three pieces were apparently judged as a tryptich since they didn't single out a specific one by title.

The Jackson Arts Council had a nice artist reception and opening last night and it was great to meet people and chat with the other artists and viewers. The artwork was all so gorgeous I can't imagine it was easy to judge it. After seeing what I was up against, I was blown away that I had won anything! Just being accepted to the show was a boost for my confidence to begin with, so you can imagine what an actual win did for it. It gives me hope that another piece currently in the judging stage for an art show at The Cedars has a shot at being accepted also.

So now to the pictures. The three pieces in the "Blame it on the Blues" show at the Art Center of Mississippi, 201 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201 (hanging through Aug 31) are Kona cotton and batik reverse applique. The quilting is the lyrics of signature songs of each musician. BB King "The Thrill is Gone", Muddy Waters "Rollin' Stone", and Buddy Guy "Damn Right I Got the Blues"

Well crap....I can't get the photos to load so here are the links to the photobucket pics.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Sally's house quilt

There have been some comments on the MQA list about landscape quilts made from photographs, and it has motivated me to post one of my own made recently. I had a grant through the MS Arts Commission to work with an apprentice and we decided on quilts made from photos we took. Mine is from a picture of my friend Sally's house in New Orleans. The finished quilt and the reference photo:
And this is a commission I did a month or so ago from a Wyatt Waters watercolor (with written permission!) and the original painting.