Well, since my sewing room is still under siege from the barrage of Christmas, I thought I would share with you a treasure I recently discovered. A recent discussion on the Quitart list lead me to browse the independent book making site, Blurb. What??? I didn't know that they had this great site where you could make any book you want and then put it up for people to buy. Who knew?? Upon exploration, I found the exhibition catalog Rituals by Lois Bogue curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.
Rituals was a juried invitational exhibition given this year at Huston. The curators write, "Each quilt measures 24" wide by 60" long. The size unifies the body a of work that showcases a wide interpretation of "rituals". 42 artists, amazing, diverse, and unique in their work have been accepted into this exhibit."
With all there was to see, this was the exhibit I wanted to see the most. Alas, though, with funds and time limited that wasn't possible. So you can imagine my surprise to find this great little book (7" by 7") at Blurb for the affordable price of $24.95 (plus I had a black friday code which made it cheaper!)
And, boy was it worth the $$$!! It has 100 pages filled with amazing art work and inspiration. Each of the 42 artist was given two pages - one that has their exhibition entry (and close up) and one that has them answering a set of interesting questions. Of course, I'm familiar with many of the artists and their work but this book gives me unique glimpses into what drives them.
I just love this little book and I'm sure I'll find myself thumbing through it all through the Christmas holiday.
Ohhh and if you want to learn more about this great exhibit and artists - you can visit their blog, Dinner at Eight Artists. Also there are more photos and insights into this special book at my friend, SewCalGal's blog (who obtained copyright permission),
Andddddd If you'd like a chance to enter my great giveaway of Dupioni silk scraps and funky bookmarkers there's still time to enter my give away drawing - which is this Sunday.
So what have you been up to creatively?!?