How funny that I never have any time, but now here I am making 3 - yes, three posts in one week. Most likely I'll disappear for the rest of the month as things get busier and busier. Why? Because, for the first time, I will be a vendor and not a teacher. I will have a booth at a very big show - the Chicago Quilt Festival. It's all part of the collaboration with Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilts, Inc. to marry the world of fabric and mixed media ~ something I have been advocating for years. Why can't we all just get along? We all love to create, so why limit ourselves to just one medium, or lump ourselves in to groups such as quilters, scrapbookers, or collage artists?
Paper by Basic Grey
Who can resist the lure of scrapbooking supplies lining the shelves of the local crafts store....handmade papers and the amazing new paper designs from the scrapbook companies. I can't. You can see them popping in frequently in my art.
So I will be there, selling some of these little treasures and (ta da) fabric bundles from my very own stash. I am making color coordinated packets to go with my Fabric Altered Books DVD. I'll have my Fragments, and new for me - Image Transfer Kits that will include a CD of images from my personal collection, transparencies and ColorTextiles printer fabric.
I'll be doing transfer demos on the show floor in the "Make It U" section, Saturday afternoon from 3-4 on April 8th. And when there's time, I'll be working on fabric altered books in the booth. I hope you can stop by.
I have really enjoyed putting the fabric bundles together. I could just play with and combine fabrics all day. Imagine an endless supply of color and texture. Is there a job like that anywhere?