What a weekend.....so much has happened, so many people met, so many intriguing conversations... where do I begin?
OK, let's begin with several artists that I met and became friendly with at ArtQuilts Elements reception and conference. There were many more artists there, but with so much going on, I only managed to really get know just a few. And seeing their fabulous work makes me want to run to studio and create, create, create! Which I did a bit of today. But back to the artists! Here's the exuberant Benedicte Caneill. She is jumping for joy as she has just received the SAQA Cream Award for outstanding new artist. Did you know that a rubber mallet is in her repertoire of quilting tools?This Dianne Koppisch Hricko, bet you can tell why I was attracted to her work.. Organza! Printed, painted and stitched, what could be better? I actually met Dianne two years ago at the Philly SAQA/SDA conference, so we had fun catching up. This is fellow New Yorker Katherine E. Knauer with her quilt Katrina. What a dynamic work and a dynamic artist! Then I met a doodle soul mate in Paula Kovarik. She noticed my doodles, I noticed hers.... we'll be doodling together soon I think. This is Denise Furnish standing in front of her Nine Patch. Not surprisingly she won the award for surface design. I wish I had gotten a close up of her work, such surprising texture. Here we have Cindy Friedman, one of the organizers of the exhibit; Regina Benson, another artist to admire: Kevan Lunney, one of my fellow Fiber Revolutionaries with Cindy and Benedicte; and Denise Furnish. Here's Paula Kovarik, my friend, cohort and roomie Vivien Zepf and Benedicte Caneill. And lastly here is yours truly next to my piece in the exhibit. If you click on the picture for a closer look you might notice a tiny red dot....yep! It sold! Woo hoo!!!! Now back to the studio to create, create, create! (OK..maybe I need to make meatballs for dinner first...)