THIS JUST IN! * * * POP UP Christmas Sale * * * Saturday Nov 29th, 10 to 5 @ Creative House 129 Ave I South, Saskatoon * * * The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK & the SK Craft Council Boutique, SaskatoonStocked with my art for the holiday season! * * * Prairies juried fibre exhibition Oct 2 - Nov 28 @ DOW Centennial Centre Fort Saskatchewan, AB
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Whew - it's done! Commission complete. This is the view from the Meota Highway, loooking across Jackfish Lake, Saskatchewan.
I just sent a photo to the woman who will be the new owner to see what she thinks. She lives at this lake, so it's a personal piece for her. It's quite big - will be in a 14x14" frame. Much of the surface is done with sewing thread by hand. All the pale stitches in the fields are hand work, and of course the flowers, grasses & fence wires in the foreground are as well.
s usual... I don't have a title yet. 'From Old Meota Road' ... that has a certain ring to it. This new threadpainting will go the framing studio next week. Hooray! It sure feels good to get things done. : )
Just to make note - I'll be selling my wares at a local Christmas Art & Craft sale in Saskatoon on Saturday November 29th. Keep posted and I'll share the details once I have them.
Today I am finishing up the first big commission. It's the view over Jackfish Lake from the little Meota highway. This is a retirement gift, 8x8" that will be framed to 14x14".
There's a lot of hand work in it to get the shading I need. I still need to add some foreground and fence wires by hand. It's getting there though. The 'ugly' phase seems to have passed.
Also - I realize I haven't posted good, full images of my home studio. Here is one from the entry room...
It's the room of my dreams. It's still a wrok in progress. We have window casings and entry room baseboards to add still. But isn't the light terrific for a basement!?
The room is 24ft long by 13ft wide. At the back there behind the shelf wall at the right, there is a bathroom. It's awesome. The far back door leads to the furnace room and storage. The entry room on the left is the bottom of the stairs, and has chairs and a table for food breaks when I'm teaching. There are 3 big banquet tables for the classroom.
By request - here is a couple 'before' images of my space! (EW)
What else is in the works... Right now I'm planning another threadpainting class which is full already. We just have to juggle a time.
Oh ! I have a good friend who is heading toward a career in sexuality & health for women. She found images of colourful embroidered vulvas in little hoops on the net and wants to have a stitching night - women only. I'm giggling but fully embarrassed at the same time. I wasn't even sure if I should blog it (oh what a prude I am). But after I told her about all the rich batiks fabrics I have and the amazing fibres and embroidery threads, her excitement for this class was contagious. So - we have a date set. She wants to hang her finished pieces as ornaments on her tree! : ) I already told her she doesn't need to pay a class fee, but she had better bring wine! lol
What do you think about that!?
And... I have some interest in a silk ribbon class. I'll try to figure that one out too. I have loads and loads of ribbon. I'd love to get back doing that again. I would have a couple spaces available there (Saskatoon, SK Canada). It would be daytime and you can email if interested Monika@MySweetPrairie .ca