Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Quick Reminder…

Portfolio 19…Remember this book cover? On June 25th I announced a challenge/contest for all readers of this blog to consider signing up as a SAQA member. Five readers have taken me up on this challenge. Thanks to Brandy, Tracey, Beverly, Susan and Judy. We have new members from B. C. to Newfoundland and the opportunity to sign up is on for just one more week!

Next Wednesday, July 31st at midnight I will draw one name. Who will be the lucky recipient of Portfolio 19, a compilation of SAQA PAMs (Professional Artist Members)?

This challenge is open not only to new members but also to those who are planning to renew. I have it from the membership coordinator that membership fees will go up as of January 2014 – so, why not top up your existing membership now? Let me know you did this and I will add your name to the draw. And no, I don’t get a kick back or special treatment. I simply believe in the organization!

If you haven’t done so already, go to the SAQA website right now, grab a cup of coffee and watch the slide show of PAM work. Enjoy and stay creative!

Speaking of creativity: I have just spent two great days in the studio with my friend Lynn. While she explored the mid-arm machine and frame I worked a little on the computer (submitting a couple of assignments for my travel photography course), and yesterday the mood struck. I pulled out my black and white fabrics and started cutting 7″ squares to assemble into several garden quilts, as my friend Susan calls them. These are smaller quilts that may be draped over patio chairs or can be used as a table topper for patio tables. I have one assembled – my goal is to create six.

While systematically cutting these patches ideas came flowing in, and I ended up with concrete ideas for a new series of work . When I least expected it the proverbial doors and windows opened and let in color and light… Stay posted for new work appearing soon!

I am signing off for a long weekend of camping. Colin and I are going to check out one of the great historical sites in Saskatchewan, the St. Victor Petroglyphs. Our cameras are packed, flashlights and hiking boots in the car – let’s hope the weather cooperates.

This entry was published on July 24, 2013 at 5:15 am. It’s filed under Art, Contest Update, Creativity Update, Design, Journaling and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Quick Reminder…

  1. Hi Anna, Just joined SAQA! Thanks for the encouragement in this direction. I’ve thought about it for years, but finally took that step.

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  2. Judi MacLeod on said:

    I finally decided to join SAQA, you gave me the final push!

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  3. Ok, I just joined SAQA too. Along with Judy=) And I am betting I know which Brandy it is too=) Now just draw my name. LOL!
    Hope all is well=)

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  4. Donna, check the online offerings. I have been taking the class with MatadorU which is less photography and more writing. Check out PPSOP and when you return to Saskatoon check where John Perret is teaching next. He is a super teacher. I always prefer the personal interaction over online classes. Hope this helps!

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  5. donna tremblay on said:

    Just a question..you mentioned taking a travel photography class or are you giving the class? I would like to find out how to improve my pictures. Do you have any ideas? Donna

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