Friday, June 12, 2009

June Gloom?

That's what they call it out here (as Judy Sall mentioned in yesterday's comments). Mind you, I think they all have thin blood out here - it felt fine to me. Nevertheless, to dispell the gloom, Carol Henke, her daughter Amanda (below) and I made a visit to Jamie Fingal's bright, cheerful (and well organized) studio. Three rooms overflowing with colorful STUFF and wonderful quilts in process as well as finished. Jamie and I finally got to do a face-to-face (one of my travel perks) and while she beat me to it by posting a similar picture on her blog earlier today, here's another one, just for the record. Jamie is wearing one of her amazing aprons in this photo and I persuaded her tomodel another one of them so I could take a full view for you. Be sure you click on the picture to get a closer look at this funky garment! Jamie is a co-rep for SAQA in SoCal and has juried a show that will be exhibited at Quilt Festival in Long Beach next month. We were lucky enough to get a preview this morning and it will be a super exhibit. I didn't take pix because I didn't have the artists' permission to post them, but if you are within driving distance of Long Beach, CA, go! Jamie and I had a conversation about the jurying process and what a fascinating, challenging, and educational experience it is. I won't beat a dead horse since I have talked about this previously, but once you have juried an exhibit you will never again take it personally if your work is not accepted. After seeing Jamie, we went to Fullerton College to set up the room for the weekend class and I made a couple of deconstructed screens I hope will be dry by morning. Thai food for lunch and then we hit the dollar store, the supermarket, Trader Joe's and Costco. I didn't think I needed to take photos in any of those places - LOL Indian food for dinner, and Carol's homemade coconut ice cream for dessert. Lucky you, I was finally able to get an Internet connection on my own computer. Tomorrow I get an early start so I'm signing off for now. I promise more pix tomorrow night.

4 comments:

Jamie Fingal said...

It was a pleasure to meet you finally. I was so honored that you wanted to come by my studio. I enjoyed our conversation about curating an exhibit. Have a great weekend in Fullerton and at the workshop. My best to you!

FunkyC said...

I love to eat when I travel. And the food you're having sounds great.

Best wishes for your class.

Del said...

I meant to ask you, Rayna, if you have seen Jacaranda trees in bloom before? I plan to post Ruth McD's Jacaranda quilt tomorrow - in honor of the trees being in bloom. My favorite time of year.
Great workshop - I hope I have more energy tomorrow. Pokey Del

Eva said...

This apron is stunning. Too good to wear!

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