Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Secret Garden"



New Work! This image came to me in the minutes just before waking. You know that wonderful place just before the day's to do's sneak in the back door of your delicious dreams and start their noise. I've had Bruce Springsteen's song by the same name (an oldie but a greaty!) circulating in my mind for a couple of weeks, so I can't help but think his inspiring words helped create this image. To me it speaks about the mystery of who we are, our deeply kept dreams that are held in our heart. We aren't always aware of what our soul desires, but the sweetness of this life is uncovering the potential within us and believing that anything is possible.

Other news!

Lots of exciting things going on.....I was really happy to see that my Reclaiming Yin Stamp was featured in the new Take Ten magazine for Spring.

I'm elated to have the opportunity to be on TV again for the show, Quilting Arts TV! I will be representing the Warm Company (makers of my beloved Steam A Seam 2!) and taping begins at the end of September.

My trip to the International Quilt Show in Houston in October is coming together. In addition to being a part of Open Studios for Interweave (Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines), I am working on teaching a two day workshop at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) just juried me in as a Professional Artist Member. This is very exciting for me as I will have the opportunity to exhibit my work through amazing venues throughout the world.

Art and Soul Retreat registration is open for the Portland event in October, so please check it out and sign up at www.artandsoulretreat.com. Please e-mail me if you are interested in the June Workshop I am teaching that they are offering and I can update you when registration for this opens. Thank you!

I am grateful for all of the enthusiasm and support I am receiving. Thank you to all of you who check my blog and for the continued receptivity to my artwork!

Happy Creating!
Alma

4 comments:

Joni said...

These are gorgeous! The colors are fantastic!!

jess gonacha said...

this one is wonderful!!! your work is so unique. :)

(ps- I got your 2nd pecannoot submission-- sorry i haven't written back yet! it will be going up on the site asap- thank you!!)

LaughingLG said...

I love the female tree forms (they are so often masculine) looking over the female seeker in the woods. Beautiful work.

Chrissy Foreman C said...

I find this artwork STUNNING!!!