It is hard to believe that 2010 has past.
I started this blog on January 1, 2010
with the Mermaid's Treasure Necklace I made for a photo shoot
and guess what?
I lost my blog and had to start over!!
The result- a huge learning curve began. (I did later find it)
I have learned so much,
found so many new friends and fellow artists
and grown in leaps and bounds because of it.
I will not forget all the kind and encouraging comments
I have received from all of you
as I dared to share my heart, my work and my life here.
Thank you everyone !!
The first big event this year will be a return of
The Bead Soup Party.
I can hardly wait.
Check back for more about this.
My other exciting news will be about my Art Quilt-
renamed- "Casting Dreams" which was inspired by
McElligut's Pool a Dr. Seuss Tale.
A young man is fishing in a tiny pool on a farm.
The farmer tells him he is a fool, there is nothing to be caught
But he uses his imagination
and a myriad of underwater creatures
cover the pages of this book all in rhyme, Dr. Seuss style.
I created a huge fish
with fussy cut applique in bright colors and wild prints,
then he needed a home
so the end result was a somewhat irregular 6 foot by 6 foot pond
full of the creatures in my imagination including an elephant fish and a music fish.
It will be exhibited at Road 2 CA
a huge quilt show in Ontario, California.
I am so happy that it made it into the show so it can be seen.
It took 2 years to complete
and I swear if it hadn't been shipped off for the show
I would still be embellishing it.
Barbara and I will leave on a Road Trip on Jan 21st!!
As soon as the show is over I can publish pictures of it
so be sure to come back around January 29th to see it.
There is so much to look forward to in 2011.
I am excited to find out what other surprises the new year will bring.
Live in the moment but anticipate glorious things.
Cast your dreams!!
And expect a Happy New Year!!