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APRIL 8TH, 2014
Rain is washing away mounds of old snow today and turning the earth into chocolatepudding-mud. Hooray, I see some green in my garden! Those tough Maine perennials. I love them. The rain brings so much hope...but it's so late this year. Where are the Peepers? I will hear them soon, yes?
THE WINTER PAST
There were so many snowstorms this winter I lost count. The white landscape was gloriously beautiful, the wildlife prolific and hungry. The deer have nibbled cedars to about my shoulder height. I have never seen so many trees look so naked. I wonder if any of it will grow back? Somehow I don’t think so.
My Dr. Zhivago kitchen window... ...and the snow trying to hold up my ancient garage.
Along with the deer, the fox, pileated woodpeckers, cardinals, titmice, and goldfinches, the ubiquitous blue jays, squirrels and chickadees have come for breakfast most days. Last week, a flock of cedar waxwings nibbled on a Sumac. A good sign!
FEBRUARY : A SURPRISE EURO BOOST!
Jos Evers is a journalist from the Netherlands who saw my work/web site by "just looking around the internet." He liked what he saw in my work, interviewed me by phone on a freezing January day, and the result is below! It's amazing that viewers on the internet reach us whether we know it or not! Click on the URL below read the article, 'meet' Jos Evers through his Cultural News For Friends from the Netherlands. He produces a new issue monthly.
APRIL ART WORK NEWS
-My piece Summer Walk will be in Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky’s The Limit, October 3, 2014-January 4, 2015 at the Visions Art Museum in SanDiego, California. I am hoping to get to the opening October 12th.
-My three pieces, Haystack Sunrise 1984, Pond 1993, and Heat Wave 2014 will be part of Quilt (R)Evolution at the Dairy Barn in Athens Ohio, September 19th- November 23, 2014. The exhibit represents the 35th anniversary of the first Quilt National exhibition and the 100th birthday of the Barn. It will be a “retrospective look at the growth(evolution) of this exciting fiber media(revolution).” Jurors for those 35 years are exhibiting an early quilt(circa 1979), a quilt when a juror(1993 for me) and a current work. The exhibit will provide an “introspective look at the evolution of the art quilt.” A full color catalogue will be available, with 4 pages for each juror. I am very excited about this very uniques exhibition!
There are still spaces available for my workshops which I guarantee are fun and full of new material for you to experience! Contact any of the websites below if you’d like to see what’s in store at each of these wonderful venues! If you want to treat yourself to a very special experience, there is nothing like the camaraderie of artist quilters working together in these great facilities:
Quilting by the Lake, Syracuse, NY July 21- http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org
Pro Chem, Somerville, MA , September 22-26 http://www.prochemicalanddye.com
Madeline Island School of Art, La Pointe, WI October 6-10 http://www.madelineartschool.com