Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Artbeads contest

Artbeads is holding a contest for their artist bloggers on "What Inspires You". there are 2 categories: jewelry and non jewelry.

I entered the contest by Artbeads on design inspiration for jewelry and non jewelry items. The voting is open to the public. Click on 

http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/61138/voteable_entries/11445293 to vote for my non jewelry item 

USA Duffel Bag Series I, II, and III

and http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/55615/voteable_entries/11447171 to vote for my jewelry item. 

Finding Nemo Necklace


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Potomac Fiberarts Gallery Holiday Show

Notice: I am a member of the Potomac Fiberarts Guild in The Washington DC area. We have a coop gallery in the Torpedo Factory at 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA. The gallery has a blog and I am the designated blogger for the month of November. To view my blogs this month please go to the Gallery blog. I have posted a discussion of peyote stitched beadwork and will begin one on brick stitch later this week. In December, I will return to blog here as I pass the gallery baton on to another blogger member. The Potomac Fiberarts Gallery has just installed their Holiday Treasures Show that will run through the end of the year. Please visit if you can. I also have work in the Somethings Looming Gallery in Reading, PA, The Hanover Area Art Guild, Hanover, PA (where I won a second place award for 3-D work for my Clubbing the Night Away-6 of clubs beadwork piece) as well as participation in two studio tours: The Carroll County Studio Tour Dec 4-5 and The Countryside Artisans' Studio Tour Dec 3-5 and 10-12. Thanks, Joanne

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Work by Joanne

Fall has been an exciting time. First, a 3 week tour of the Peruvian Amazon, the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu, followed by Ecuador and the Galapagos. I am full of new ideas and photos. Second, a wonderful Sewing by the Sea retreat in Ocean City, MD. I am preparing for an exhibit of my machine embroideries to be shown at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD in September 2011 in conjunction with a national quilt show. I was able to do 4 of these embroideries in the retreat setting-a good way into the dozen I will need by next fall.