Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great weekend and glad it's over

I'm finally getting back to daily life after the craziness of our show this weekend.  It was a grand success, shockingly so in this economy.  I think we were all holding our breath going into it this year.  This is the second year we've done such a big show at the Multnomah Art Center.   We take over the gym and, in a few hours, turn it from a white box into a winter wonderland.   Last year we collected, hauled and painted 60 doors to use as backdrops for our displays.  Each artist decorates her space in silver, cream and white to tie the show together.  I made fabric garlands out of mixed cream and white fabrics for mine:



My freeform crochet baskets sold out again this year.   I've enjoyed making them, but think I'm done, at least for a while: 


One of my favorite things was my silver tree with my raggedy birds,  but I couldn't get a good photo of it.  Here's a glimpse:

It's really thrilling to be a part of such a great art group.  We've been meeting for almost 5 years now and have become a sort of sisterhood.   The show has become the crowning glory  of our year and a big celebration for us.   I was finishing my set-up minutes before the doors opened and was only able to get pictures of my own booth, but there are some great photos on our group blog if you'd like to see more.

5 comments:

Threadspider said...

Congratulations on your succesful show-and looking at those gorgeous crocheted baskets I can see why they sold out. What a lovely thing to be able to do with friends.

Paula Hewitt said...

well done - im glad the show was a success. everytime i go to the shops i wonder what is going on because people still seem to be spending.
i like the freeform crochet baskets

Leigh said...

Your booth looks fabulous. Sorry I had to miss it. Glad it was a success.

Cher said...

I bought one of your houses and adore it! in fact on my blog I shared a photo of it titled house inspiration.
it was such fun to find this show and enjoy all the beautiful art

sammy said...

I love these! wish I was close enough to buy one! I can see why they sold so well!