Saturday, 2 January 2010


Hope you all enjoyed your New Years celebrations.
I hope 2010 is your best year ever.

So...another year begins. Another blank canvas to fill with wonderful experiences, happy memories and fulfilment of goals and dreams. I've written out my list of things I want to do and pursue this year. I love doing this as it gives me some direction and sense of accomplishment.

For anyone wanting a challenge for the beginning of the new year, Dale from The Thread Studio, in Perth, Western Australia is taking submissions for her exhibition "Textile Tantrums". That theme really gets my creative juices flowing. I would like to do a submission but not sure if I will have the time. If you are interested the details are here. Submissions must reach them by 26 February, so there is still time to get working.

An excerpt from the Terms and Conditions for the Exhibition - "As many pieces as possible will be presented in an exhibition that is planned to be shown at various venues. The exhibition will be opening at Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne (March 2010) and shown at other venues including Textile Art Festival in Brisbane(May 2010), WA Craft, Quilt & Stitch Show in Perth (August 2010) and The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October 2010, and another couple of events still being negotiated. The exhibition will be featured on The Thread Studio website in a special gallery section and featured in at least two international magazines. You must be prepared for your work to be retained for at least a year and possibly longer".

I saw the exhibition last year and it was wonderful. I would love to have a piece on show. I'm pretty busy throughout January but maybe I could get something done in time. I've never had anything in an exhibition before, it would be very exciting to have a piece picked to go in it. I think I will try.


Kaite said...

Go for it Barb, put your heart and soul into it. You do beautiful work, your's will be selected for sure. I'll whisper to the Thread Fairy for you! K.

Jules said...

Wow! You are going to be a busy girl this year. Good for you Barb. Go for it! I'll be cheering for you(and I can shout really loud...)
Jules x