Well I guess it's time to share the good news.
I have been sitting on it for a day...waiting I guess for someone to tell me there had been some mistake...but here is what came in the email yesterday from Dale Copleland of
Virtual TART http://virtual.tart.co.nz:
"....There was a huge response to the call for votes, so it wasn't greatly influenced by those who were obviously voting for a friend (sending in just 1 vote instead of 12). There were almost 2000 votes in total!Anyway, the ones in the calendar, in no particular order, are Marcy, Emalee, Susan, John, Mary Ellen, Dale, Michael, Angela, Diane, Cory, Lynn and Rae...."
So Life's Crazy Pieces was accepted/won a page in the
2009 Art Calendar in New Zealand!
I am very humbly happy, very shocked, surprised especially seeing the wonderful art of all the other competing artists. Wow.
Thank you all who took the time to vote for my quilt. I appreciate your votes
very very very much!
Good morning on Day 6 of the big Draw. I, the one who always has to be one step ahead (the opposite of a procrastinator) drew this last night. Another from a children's book cover! He's bringing good news in this letter. I'll tell you what later in another post, maybe tonight. I was busy having fun yesterday using more of the Hawaiian shirts. I had pieced these collars from the shirts together a while back but hadn't done anything with them. I decided to turn them into place mats for Sam (Jim's wife). It turns out the mats are reversible. This side with the different collars showing and buttons still on I might add. Plus one label have a textured affect. I even did a little embroidery around some of the shapes and top stitching of course. And this is the reverse back side, using one back of a shirt for an overall design and a smoother finished side. I used the binding of the same fabric as the back on the three straight sides and left the bottom looking more cut out and arty! I used a zig zag stitch around the raw edges of the bottom. ;-) I have two more to go like this using collars. Enjoy your Monday!