Thursday, May 31, 2007

"Diverse Innovations"

We set a beautiful show yesterday at the library in Athens, Ohio.

Special thanks to Diane for keeping us all on task, you are a very gifted and gentle shepherd. Who said working with artists can be like herding cats? Lanna, thank you for your continuing faith in this group by providing such a wonderful venue. And even more importantly, for me anyway, for introducing me to such a wonderful group! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next Thursday evening for the opening!
Linda T

Monday, May 28, 2007


Anna, June and me are looking forward to seeing all the work.

The blog is a good idea. Thanks Andi. I won't post often but I do enjoy reading your posts. As a new member of the IAA; I have to say I'm impressed with the group's energy and and innovation! I'm inspired by it all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Last Minute Donkey Prep

For the show at Donkey, I decided to get crazy and make one more piece, this is Tiki Toad, he is about 36 inches wide by maybe 24 inches high and is made totally from stash fabrics and stash batting. I knew there was a reason I'd buy so many of the PolyFil batts when they were 1/2 off at JoAnn (I still have one whole one left after this, I would buy the crib size). Hanging it either during the QN opening (around 6pm or when everyone goes to the banquet) or around 11pm Friday night. Eeek. I think I'm a bit crazy, but I'd been waiting for a Donkey show for literally years (they lost my info so I got pushed further back in the queue when I finally spoke up again) and the Perk's show was just a hang what's already available, and as for the library show, well, I am playing with paint. But there will be some quilts for that, too :)

PS glad to see y'all here, this will be great! :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hello IAA
Andi, this is a great I just need to make some art so I can post a photo.
Anyone besides Andi, Diane and myself going to SAQA?

Saturday, May 19, 2007



Monarch Gallery's theme for the June show is Georgia on My Mind, i.e. Georgia O'Keefe. I grew some wonderful Gazania's the last two summers and have expanded on those themes. it's a little more direct approach than I have been working with recently. I have the basic composition, need to apply and quilt and embellish (lots of sequins and thread!). And as you can see I have been moderately successful playing with my new camera. Am exploring ways to photograph my work to post on the web, develop slides and share with family and friends.
Linda Thornton