Sunday, July 25, 2021

Opening Reception

 What an exciting night it was to be at the Pacesetter Gallery Opening Reception July 22. The gallery space was alive with art, friends visiting and enjoying refreshments and live music. A photo area was set up for friends to photograph being at the event.

Patricia Vanuci, Mo Conville, Me, Dick Conville, Karen Walker, Cecilia Araujo

Gallery owner Keri Davis and husband Jason

Some of my art

In front of photo booth; Fractured Roses and Interleave Symphony on wall to my right

Jackie Watkins with her daughter Kat in the photo booth

View of the gallery space 
Pacesetter Gallery's website and Facebook page has pictures of all the art with Keri's story about the gallery. Each artist's work can be seen with additional information. It is an honor to be a part of this fine gallery!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Pacesetter Gallery Opening

 It will be exciting to see some of my fiber art in the new Pacesetter Gallery opening in Flowood, MS. The ribbon cutting (10 a.m.) and Opening Reception (5:00 p.m.) will be on Thursday, July 22, 2021, with Official Grand Opening on Saturday night. I can't wait for Saturday and will attend the 5:00 p.m. Thursday event with friends Mo and Dick Conville and Patricia Vanuci. It was an honor for Keri Davis to ask me to be one of her exhibitors in this beautiful new gallery.

I have enjoyed working on small thread-painted pieces lately when the frustrations of an "offline" printer have made concentration on larger works like the three cat fabric collage difficult. These colorful pieces can bring a sense of accomplishment when computer technology gremlins try to invade the peace.
The sight of two fat yellow and black caterpillars devouring my parsley was a happy sight this week. I had seen a black swallowtail butterfly flitting around the flowerbed a week earlier and was hoping she had laid eggs that would result in these caterpillars. I grow parsley specifically for this purpose. Sadly, I cannot find them now have to hope they have made chrysalises. Two years ago I brought several caterpillars in and watched new butterflies emerge. I'll keep watching for more.


Sunday, July 11, 2021

July Is a Busy Month

 Can 2021 be almost half over? The calendar says so. With more people vaccinated, we have been able to return to several activities. My quilt guild, Pine Belt Quilters, met in person in June after 14 months, and it was amazing to see how many people had finished quilts to show. 

I completed some more ghost quilting thread-painted pieces and should have photographed before getting them framed, so forgive the camera flash and reflections. I had to take at an angle to get any image to show.

There has been some progress on the three cats; working title is The Conversation. We'll see if that sticks. Elizabeth kept a close eye on how it was coming along, often making me have to leave the room so she would go somewhere else, too.

Here is a recent puzzle I worked in between puzzle visits with friends. This one was only 500 pieces, and the pieces were large and unusually shaped, making it look like a quick and easy one. But these two features (size and odd shapes) played havoc with my brain, making me think I had an error and needed to backtrack and correct before I could go forward. I thought this each time I added a piece, right down to the last six pieces. 

The tomatoes are still producing, sometimes making such an attractive picture I almost hate to pick the red ones.