Artstreet starts tomorrow, wow, where has the summer gone?! Downtown Green Bay will be taken over by all things art – visual art, music, performance art, kids art, and the art of food. One of the largest non-football events in the area. I will be exhibiting for the second year in a row, something I haven’t done in a very long time. Thinking back it has been 21 or 22 years since I first showed my glass at Artstreet and it feels good to be back after a 10+ year break. This year I juried as “Mixed Media” to cover all of the different things I have been doing. So I will be bringing glass and photos of the glass printed on paper, metal and fabric. The photos show my display from a few weeks ago at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Misummer Festival of the Arts.
The day will start early with a trip downtown for an interview on Good Day Wisconsin – Fox 11 News, Green Bay. I should be on at 7:15 am – way too early for me usually, but what can you do? The art fair runs from 4-8, so it will be a long day. If you are in the Northeastern WI region make sure to check it out. All of the details can be found at http://www.mosaicartsinc.org. I’m in booth 32 if you do come looking for me.
Mosaicartsinc.org for all the details. Hours are Friday 4-8, Saturday 10-8 (that’s a long day!) and Sunday 10-4
As I said before, I don’t sew. Ask me to cut out and put some glass pieces together, no problem. Ask me to cut fabric and sew it together, big problem. Oh, I can do the occasional hem, repair a split seam and the like, but actually making something gets me crazy. showing off this fabric I have been designing leads to the obvious question “so what are you going to do with it?”. Luckily, my Mother still enjoys seeing and is game for a new project while waiting out winter. So we got together and I cut and pinned, she sewed and we made some scarves. I have been wearing them and getting good response. Today I decided to try my hand at sewing one myself – maybe after all these years things have changed. Nope. Well, I did set myself up for a challenge by using knit fabric, nothing like adding an extra layer of difficulty. A nice infinity scarf is now around my neck, but I don’t want anyone to look too closely. I have a lot of respect for those who sew with knits, and even more for my Mom who made me a bathing suit years ago. I will be going back to my other idea of making bags and clutch purses out of woven fabrics. Maybe with practice on some easier things I will improve. Or, I will find people who do sew…..