May has been a busy month here at my house. The farmer’s and artisans market in New Harmony started much earlier this year on April 21st and has continued. Normally we don’t start til mid-June. The artist festival, Arts In Harmony, was the first weekend of May. The heat was pretty bad that weekend, but I was indoors in the air-conditioned gymnasium, even though they did leave the doors open! It was much cooler inside than it was outside. Sold some scarves, some note cards, some art.
Then came the highlight of my month. I traveled to Tan-Tara resort in the Ozarks of MO for the Missouri Fiber Artists conference and exhibit. The reception for the exhibit was on Friday night and juror Bob Adams chose my piece, Compositions #2, for the Surface Design award. That was a wonderful surprise.
Compositions #2 Mixed Media and stitch
I took a glass fusing class Friday afternoon and learned a little bit about that process. I made some pendants and earrings.
Saturday was an all day class with Bob Adams on building images. That was fun.
Some of Bob Adams’ samples
This is the paper mock up I did in class. My bottle turned out looking too much like a milk bottle for my taste. That was not my intention!
Saturday night was a barbecue with everyone together.
Sunday morning was the final day…we had a delicious buffet brunch, short business meeting and a speaker, Annie Helmrichs-Louder, who shared her journey and her work. She is one of the featured artists in the new Portfolio book out by Martha Sielman, The Natural World. It can be purchased here. You can read my review of the book here. Her work is wonderful.
That’s Annie facing this direction and chatting with some MoFA members.
To be continued….