This is the piece that was accepted into the 1st annual juried show at the local library.
Below is one of seven mini pieces I will have in a mini-show during the Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts at Happy Valley Optical in downtown State College, PA, July 6 - 11.
And now I have started on the first piece in the series I mentioned in my last post.
I'm not sure where this floral fabric originated or how old it is. I found both the red and blue in a junk store. It doesn't feel like commercial quilting cotton. It seems to have a Japanese look and feel to me. The houses were left over from a recent project, and I carved the dress stamp after altering a tracing I did from a vintage dress pattern envelope. That black and white trim has been hanging around my house for about a decade. I laid this out last Friday and then closed down the studio for the holiday weekend. This Thursday the arts festival begins and I will practically live there (sweating profusely in the 93 degree heat) until Sunday evening. Guests are coming so I will have to do some of that pesky house cleaning. Not too much will get done in the studio for the next week.
I am also attempting to enter a high-end show in a prestigious gallery in New Orleans. I will be entering four of the New Orleans pieces. Might as well just throw something out there, huh?
But at least something is happening, no matter how little.