I have been so busy for the last six weeks creating art and submitting to and participating in shows that I have not taken time to "put pen to paper" here. I decided it was time to get back to my blog and to reflect a bit.
In general things have been going great. I have made a concerted effort to submit my work to various shows and thankfully it is paying off. Just within the last week I've had one of my embroidery pieces and two of my jackets accepted into juried shows--one here in Lowell and one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
This piece - "Stitch by Stitch" is going to the Whistler House Museum of Art tomorrow for their Annual Juried Members Exhibit. This is one of those riffing on fabric pieces that I talked about in a previous blog. The center contains a little "poem"...
Word by word
Line by Line
The story unfolds
Do you know where it's
going when you start?
Or only when you get there
In my work I rarely know where the story will go before I start.
In a couple of weeks I'll be taking two jackets up to The Gallery at 100 Market for their show "Guise, Garment & Textile." This is a new venue for me so I am especially pleased, and awfully glad that I heard about the call for art from a couple of artist friends here at Western Avenue Studios. The gallery is close enough so I can personally drop off by work, see the space before the exhibit, and attend the reception on December 5.
Here are the two jackets they'll be showing--Dance Rhythms and Blue Skies and Rainbows.
Ann M. Lee