Wednesday, November 18, 2015
time flies when you are having fun
this event takes place several times a year, but I had not been to any of them as we were kind of busy with moving and remodeling when the other shows were here, so we made a quickie trip to check it out on Friday
my plan was to try to find something that would just reach out and speak to me in terms of creating a new piece of jewelry
this is a piece of bumble bee jasper -- to me it looks like a landscape painting
I'm pretty sure it will be the first of the pieces I brought home that I will be turning into a necklace -- or maybe not, I did bring home 14 polished stone cabs to work with
it was a nice way to get to know some of the members a bit better
I finished this little quilt top and added it to the pile that will go to the long arm quilter that does the pieces for the guild and then it will go to a local child who has been hospitalized for some reason
it was kind of fun to work with pink for a change!
I didn't get all of that done, but I did finish this one completely -- I really love how cool the mortar on the brick section looks
my solution to that was to put a layer of silk organza over the entire piece, do some stitching and then cut away the silk over the lock parts
pretty cool technique -- I'll probably use it again
my grandson's birthday is right around the corner, and she decided that instead of giving each kid that attends his party a plastic bag of stuff that will end up in the trash in a week she would give each one a pillowcase with a print that is the party theme
so that top case is the odd, random one she made for Mr Cute that has a Star Wars theme, but the other 5 are all Ninja Turtles, which will be the party theme
pretty cool idea if you ask me!
what do these 3 pieces have in common (other than being my work)?
each and every one of them received the dreaded "thanks, but no thanks" rejection letter from the show in which they were entered
there is definitely a sting to feeling like your work isn't good enough even when you know you are up against stiff competition and that only a few pieces get in and that it's all based on one person's opinion of the moment
even so, it's not fun to get 3 rejections in 10 days
time to get on with the next project