Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pictures of my Vernissage

Since my show opened in Almonte, I have been busy playing with sun prints, starting some new stitching projects, and finishing up a couple of small pieces.  I finally got around to loading up some images of the opening - some photos were taken by a friend, the rest I took after the guests left.   I have been promised some others which I will post later.   The colour varies even after editing but they show off the venue nicely - an old mill which is now a textile museum.

Entrance to Pathways

Waiting for the guests to arrive

Everything is ready for the speeches.  I said a few words.

There's my son in the background

And here are the guests arriving


My two sons and I - I look short

Me with friends - Dyanne and Larry
Some shots of the display after the guests left

Down the Garden Path

Flowers from Friends

After the opening - dinner on the patio at the Barley Mow watching the herons
I really enjoyed talking with the guests and didn't take any photos until they left.  I was too busy chatting.  Luckily my friends did.  It was very well attended and I loved hearing about people's favourites.  I especially loved it that different pieces appealed to different people.   I received lots of feedback and visitors asked lots of intelligent questions about the process, my philosophy and the stories behind the individual works.   I realize just how isolated we are as artists and how important it is to continue to put our work out there, join organizations, and meet with other fibre artists and with art lovers.   I came home that day renewed and full of ideas.  So much for taking a break.  My show continues till August 18 at the  Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte and I plan to go back with a few friends who weren't able to attend the opening.

Before I go on vacation I will try to post my latest experiences with sun printing, some glimpses of my latest embroidery work, challenges started and projects finished (well almost).


  1. Exciting to see....enjoy the experience and bask in the glow.

  2. Looks like you have a great show according to the photos. Congratulations! Would love to see it but I'm in the Chicago area at the moment.


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