Thursday, October 16, 2014

Back.....finally.....

Well after another long absence, I'm finally getting back to this.  I've been incredibly busy for the last couple of months and this will continue until after Sundog in December.  

To summarize, in September, I attended Art at Solar Gardens.  This show/sale used to be Art at Agar's, but after losing our venue, Roger and Chris at Solar Gardens stepped up and suggested the show be held there. This turned out to be a fantastic suggestion. Not only did these guys knock themselves out preparing the site, which incidentally is also their home, but the turnout was excellent. Even the weather cooperated, except for it being very windy, but considering that it could have just about anything from snow (heaven forbid!) to pouring rain, it was a glorious, sunny day. People strolled around the grounds going from tent to tent, nibbling on goodies, eating pizza and generally enjoying themselves.  I had prepared several new pieces for this show and am happy to report that a great many of them sold. 

I'm now madly stitching for Artisan - the next show on the "circuit".  This year, Artisan will be held at the Concordia Club (German Club) on Lorne Ave. South/Hwy. 219. This is a bonus for everyone as it allows vastly better parking (free too!!) and easier access all around.  The show will be held on Nov. 7 & 8, the Friday and Saturday this year and will be only the two days.  I've got lots of new work for this one too and if my new computer/camera/photoshop program cooperates, I'll show a couple below. 

 This first picture doesn't show the piece very well because it's the largest I've ever stitched, measuring around the 13" x 17" with every single mm stitched. It looks best viewed from a distance.  It's a hillside at Blackstrap and I still have to find a name for this one. It will be in a 20" x 16" frame.








This one is The Wagon Wheel, which was photographed with the one beneath it.  These two pieces were photographed at an abandoned house west of Saskatoon. The artwork measures 8"x8" and is framed.


This is called The Hay Wagon. It's a 7" x 5" framed piece.










Hopefully I'll have a few more to include in next week's blog post, but for now, I have to get back to my sewing machine!  I don't yet think I have enough pieces for the coming show and so, will likely be spending every available second stitching like a mad woman! See you next week......donna