Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Project

Greetings All,
A friend gave me two book shelve made of metal and I was trying to figure out where to put them. They hang on the wall and my walls are covered with my work and others. So I deiced to make them into bed/chaises for my Divas. Here are the before (left/center) and after (right) pictures of what I've come up with thus far. Now to finish the Diva.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Opening Night for SWAQ




Greetings All,
Last night was the opening night for the "Sew What Art Quilters" exhibit at "Spa Go" and we had a great time for our maiden voyage. I thank God for my girlfriends. They are the best. They have always supported me in what I do and I love them for it. Alpha Burton had a great idea with creating the "Phantom Gallery" and it was a great first night. I look forward today/night event. My members of SWAQ (Gwen McGhee and Sherise Marie Wright) were just as excited as I was and the owners of "Spa Go" were just ever so kind in letting us use their space for the gallery. Thank you Spa Go.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Inspiration Golore


This past weekend was just full of inspiration. Juanita Yeager came to town for my quilting guilds 15th year anniversary celebration. Friday night we had a workshop with her and over 40 were in attendance. Saturday we had a trunk show and luncheon and my head is just so very full with creativity.

Juanita's quilts are just unbelievable. She showed a wide range of her work from the beginning of her career up until now. She was very informative and helpful. She has changed the way I will create my new masterpieces.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Busy

Greetings All,
This is "Chicago Artist Month" and the "Sew What Art Quilters" are participating in what is called a "Phantom Gallery" where temporary galleys are set up in vacant store front. This is our duet showing and we are excited. We are in the "East Garfield Park" part of town, which is on the west-side of Chicago and we are in a new space called "Spago" at 2444 W. Madison. Its a spa that dose both in-house services and out. Can't make it to the spa, they will come to you. I love the concept and them offering us the use of their space. We will be in this space October 12, 13, 14, 2007 from 4 pm til 8 pm each day and if you are in Chicago do come by and see what we are doing and to say hello.

This morning put the finishing touches on several piece for this event. I added two more piece to my smooth jazz series. Here are "Trump I & II (left/right) and from the scrape of "Mother Fire" I created a new piece titled "Zig Zag - I" (center). This is beginnings of a new series.





I also finished another piece that I had started when I doing the "Wedggies" and it's called "Jacob's Ladder" inspired by looking at Sonji Hunt's blog this morning. Sonji is so very creative and cutting edge. I just love her work and I'm continually inspired and renewed by her. Last night I went to the Garfield Park Conservatory, Niki Nights where Niki Saint Phalle sculptures are on exhibit and they Garfield Park Alliance hosted an event where local artists Raymond Mays and Michael Lane were featured. Also jazz great Kahil El'Zabar Quartet. It was a wonderful night.