Friday, August 28, 2009

At the Morristown (NJ) Atrium

If you get the opportunity to display your work, you should take it; there is always something to be gained as an artist from the experience. Even if you only show one piece, it's the chance to share and the chance to get feedback. Last night I went to the Fall Art Show at the Morristown Atrium. The Atrium's day job is the county courthouse and other municipal offices, but the atrium-style structure lends itself to artistic displays, and thankfully, the county makes the space available frequently. With parking in the building, and refreshments in the cafeteria, it's a lovely way to spend an evening.

There were many beautiful artworks, but I went specifically to view the works of four friends, who call themselves JaViWa & Jo (Janice, Vicky, Wannetta, and Josaine). They meet at a local quilt shop, Aardvark, weekly on Thursdays; when Vicky told them there was an opportunity for them to display their work, they happily agreed and began selecting pieces.  In addition to showing their work, they have the opportunity to sell their pieces on display.   To see the photos of  the quilts, click here.  The quilts were beautiful; I only wish I had a better camera with which to capture it.  They are four quilters with four distinct voices. 

One of the photos is a group shot; Vicky joined us after the photo.  While we are all quilters, we are truly all friends who support one another.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Weekly Tip: Portable Design Wall

A great portable design wall is an inexpensive flannel backed tablecloth from the dollar store; sometimes you can find yardage of flannel-backed tablecloth to make a larger wall. It’s portable, light, and you can put it up and take it down as you need to