Happy New Year!!
Just when I think I can't get any busier I do.
Made it through the holidays intact with many visits and fun distractions from work. My best apprentice , my grand daughter Giovanna came to help me out , ( she's the shorter apprentice)
The other is Billye, a great help and good friend now after 2 years as an apprentice. She works as a nurse practitioner at the Acoma Pueblo and helps me out on the weekends).
I was approached last year by our University Hospital inquiring if I would donate a large Tapestry to their very extensive and magnificent Contemporary Art Collection, and have a solo show in their Gallery Space, the Jon Abrams Gallery so that is scheduled for July 2011.Here are pics of the piece I intend to donate in progress and finished , on January 1st!! What a nice feeling to have completion on the very first day of the New Year! It turned out to be 77" long, longer than any since my 16 footer for an atrium of an office building a while back.
After Christmas I was asked by Weaving Southwest Gallery in Taos NM to have a Solo Show in April and I jumped at the chance. And have been busy with interviews and arrangements for the show and an accompanying article in the Taos Magazine that will come out in March. Now I really need to chain myself to the loom!
But then wouldn't you know I received 2 orders from 2 different people that were the right sizes to do together , ( How Serendipitous! Rarely happens!) Their deadline is January 31st. Last week I had an appointment with a student to evaluate her 2 looms and help her set one up and give warping lesson. I provide this service locally although I have been able to evaluate some looms by photographs , but they need to be extensive.
Now with these obligations out of the way it's back to the loom!