Saturday, August 8, 2009

Nancy’s work installed at Wooden Stone Gallery

from Nancy G. Cook

Don and I spent Thursday morning at Wooden Stone Gallery in Davidson NC installing my work as their Featured Artist for August. Wooden Stone is one of my favorite galleries featuring usable art. We have been shopping at the gallery for years and have found lots of work that we loved and brought home. It is a real thrill to be their featured artist for August.

Here are some photos from the installation. I Love the warm gold walls and how well all the art looks on them.

This photo shows two of my pieces, Mimosa Dancing and Sourwood Festoons, over some really interesting hand crafted furniture.

The photo above gives the display of five of my wall pieces and shows some of the smaller pieces available as well. Two of my newest pieces are on the wall here. The upper right piece was Best of Show – Small at the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild Show in 2009 which was another first and a great honor.

I love the combination of wall pieces with the pottery in this display. It really shows how well different art mediums work together.

There is a Meet and Greet the Artist scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. If you are close by, I hope to meet you there.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

An Update from Linda

Have been working on the blue orchid quilt for our orchid project. Still have a long way to go but colors have been chosen. Orchids and leaves will be very three dimensional (hopefully).

I decided to take a break from orchids and play with my felting machine to create "Undercurrents". I used my soy wax batik fabric from Janet's class, enhanced with silk and wool roving and highlighted with Shiva oil paint sticks and heavy quilting.

I am very excited for I leave tomorrow morning for Fall River, Massachusetts to take a Kerr Grabowski Screen Printing class. Will post details later. -Linda-

Monday, August 3, 2009

Post from Nancy

Thought it would be fun to share progress on my two latest pieces. I Have been working hard to get ready for 2 shows, details will come later. One opens in Davidson, NC next Thursday. One opens in Chapel Hill, NC Sunday Labor Day Weekend.

The first piece is Late Summer Dawn, featuring the wonderful crepe myrtle seed pods. Here are the threads initially pulled for quilting and a detail of the piece.

Aren’t the seed pods wonderful and equally as interesting as their fluffy flowers (flowers not shown)?

The next piece is of a little evergreen ground cover found at our local shopping center. As best I can figure it, it is a form of juniper. The bluish forms are not berries, but a young form of a seed cone. Seeds and fruit forms are endlessly fascinating to me and are continuing to feed my creativity. If anyone recognizes the genus, please let me know. Enjoy!

Do you like the un-quilted forms in the background? Let me know what you think, please.