…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.