This is the last of the ladyslippers. I’ve finished all the flower pieces for the Maine Crafts Association. It felt good to have these completed and delivered this week, especially since my sister is visiting for the next week. These flower pieces came out really nice and I have a nice assortment of daffodils, lupine, sunflowers and ladyslippers.
Now it’s on to finishing up some landscapes that have been waiting in the wings.
Since my sister is here, we have some fun, artsy things planned. One day this week we’ll be experimenting with gelatin printing with some other friends. It’s always fun to do this with a small group as we seem to feed off each other’s ideas and come up with some great pieces. I know many of you have done the gelatin printing with great success. I’m looking forward to what we’ll create. My granddaughters helped me make the gelatin today and they are anxious to try it out also. Maybe this summer when they’re on vacation we’ll give it a try. They are always on the lookout for an art project when they come to my house.
Coming up later this week is the opening reception for the second Fabulous Fibers show at the York Art Association in York, Maine. This show will be juried by New Hampshire fiber artist, Wen Redmond. The opening reception is Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 PM. If you’re in the area, do stop by. The show can be seen at 394 York Street (Route 1A), York Harbor, ME 03911. Call to check on hours they are open, 207-363-4049.
This quote struck me as I was reading the Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein: “That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny.” (Wonderful book, by the way. Written from a dog’s point of view – funny, sad and a good story.)