Friday, August 17, 2007

Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance around the studio.....

My friends are helping me celebrate! Yesterday I got a letter from the Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild in Woodstock, NY, notifying me that "Cellular Seizure" has been juried into their first Biennial mixed media exhibit. Juried by Nohra Haime, my piece was one of 46 chosen from over 290 entries. "Thrilled" comes close. My first reaction was "that one?" and I dragged out the bundle of quilts that I had submitted and remembered why I like it so much. It had an unhappy start, languished with the "somedays" for a long time and then suffered a LOT of manipulation and changes before I called it done and still I had second thoughts about it probably because it's more subtle than a lot of what I am working on right now.I rummaged around in my files and found a picture of the whole cloth that CS was based on. The best part about this piece was that it was so difficult to photograph and it looks so much better in the "flesh" the juror will be glad she took a chance on fiber art. My next thought was "phew!". I wasn't expecting notification until the 30th and there were two other shows that I wanted to enter with some of the pieces that I entered in the Woodstock. Now I have to hustle and juggle and make decisions about what goes where and when.

5 comments:

Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

Congratulations Deb. Your work is very inspiring.

Quilt Pixie said...

congrats on getting in! I must admit I rather like the piece at least from the photo you've put up. The more "subtle" flows of colours are great.

arlee said...

Congrats Babe!

Judy said...

Forgot to tell you congrats in my email! How wonderful....and your piece looks lovely!

Wild Thread Studio said...

I can't wait to see this live and in person, Deb....keep me posted on all the date and time details. It's a very cool piece.
Denise