Although I have known for some time this week I received confirmation that my Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work will have a special exhibit at the 2013 Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. October 17-20. This will be the second time my exhibit has been featured in one of the Mancuso shows, the first being in 2011 in Denver. It received much press and praise there so I expect that will continue.
Whenever the ‘tallgirl’ as I have come to refer to the project emerges it brings a sense of time warp with it. Since I finished the project and moved on, and have dealt with much of the debilitation by having both knees replaced and had the dreaded two MRIs my ‘tallgirl’ experience has greatly expanded. Had I not done the work I would not have been emotionally and spiritually equipped to handle the challenges that followed. And yet every time I am brought back into that time my heart heals just a wee bit more. So the exposure is a good thing.
Also I am published again! This week I received the beautiful new Fabric Surface Design book by Cheryl Rezendes. My work is featured on page 305 as one of a series of artist profiles: those who use paint, wax, resist, image transfer, prints etc to create color on cloth. I started to read it last night and I am already so inspired! The beautiful illustrations and detailed technique explanations make me anxious to get back to making beautiful cloth again. It is always an honor to have my work featured in the books of others.
Right now I am torn between starting my big Earth Stories project, doing an altered book as homage to my parents or doing another landscape piece. So many choices!