I spent an entire morning futzing around in an attempt to get a decent close up and one good overall shot of "Ghost Bees".
|Close up of Ghost Bees|
By the time I was finished, my sewing room was a wreck. Reflective surfaces & lamps were ripped from their usual places & pressed into service. Furniture was shoved out of the way. Fabric piles were disrupted. Even the garbage can was upended and used under a lamp!
|Makeshift photo studio|
I tried various locations and positions in relation to the windows, but eventually built a makeshift "white box" on the floor.
The point of all this?
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has an Art Acquisition by Application program . . . with an April 1st deadline! I decided to see if the AFA would like to add my piece to its permanent collection.
In addition to the photos, I needed to write an artist's resume (CV), register for the program, fill out an online profile, and then an online application.
It felt momentous when I finally hit the "Submit" button!
On a roll, I decided to also submit my geese piece (ha, I'm a poet!) to Quilting Arts magazine. Another set of requirements (and nerves) conquered!
Back to my Judge Certification exercises?
Nope. Not yet.
Instead, I took stock of customer quilts, photographing them and drawing possible quilting ideas for the custom jobs. There are some exciting projects coming up!
While I was in "business mode", I ordered more thread and batting.
I also decided to pull fabric for a workshop I'll be teaching at the end of April.
It briefly crossed my mind that it would be easier to go shopping than to dig through my stash.
I must have been tired.
In actual fact, it was fun pulling stacks out of my cupboard and combing through for possibilities. Bonus - I ended up with a nice fabric pull AND a tidier cupboard!
|Black and white photo confirming a good value range from light to dark.|
Amy's Crazy Curves is Fresh off the Frame!
Remember cutting and piecing this quilt with Amy and Adrienne?
|Amy's circle quilt|
The front is all circles, and the back is all rectangles - a pretty cool juxtaposition!
|Amy's quilt could be used either side up!|
It's a beauty!
Checking tasks off my list - check, Check, CHECK!!!
Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Free Motion Mavericks @ Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Try, Learn, Grow!
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