Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Incredible Happenings

Lately, I have felt such a deep sense of gratitude, especially when the second of two incredible happenings appeared in my mailbox over the weekend.

I am so honored to have the opportunity to share a project that is very close to my heart these days with the readers of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine.

I can not thank the staff of Quilting Arts enough for the incredible job they did in photographing several pages from my art fiber journal, designing the layout for my accompanying article, and working with me and my mother-in-law, Marylin, to gather information about the art workshops we teach.

My fiber journal began on January 1st of this year and has been an on-going occurrence every week throughout the last six months.

This challenge, to set aside time each week to explore, create, and dream with no purpose or obligation, has taken me on quite a journey. It is one that I will always cherish. I have learned so much about myself, and about the whole process of keeping a journal. To say this experience has changed my life forever would be an understatement.

I invite you to pick up a copy of the July/August issue of this publication and immerse yourself in the beautiful art of so many talented artists, and read about my year captured in fabric.

And for those that might be curious about where I am keeping each completed page until I have made a final decision on binding or displaying these pieces. I thought I might offer a glimpse of my wall of inspiration.
This is a photo I snapped several weeks ago in my studio where these little works of art are currently hanging.


Carla B said...

What wonderful news!!! I can't wait to get my copy. Congratulations on yet another happy event.

Sue B said...

The article is wonderful Tracie - many congratulations to you. They did a great job with it and I really enjoyed reading about your project.

NancyGeneArmstrong said...

I am taking time to really look at and read my Somerset Magazine. Such a lovely cover. And the article is so so good and your art is so good. Had to come in and find your blog. Enjoyed totally. Will visit again.Congrats!!!

Mary lin said...

Beautiful! The article is outstandingly written and as I read it I could see that it captured the entire essence of who you are - a lovely and loving person. The sweet song birds captured my heart!

No wonder I love you so much! You are a lovely person!



eb said...

I've got and am loving the Somerset Studio - but now I can't wait for this one - love the wall display - and I am so in tune with your connection with nature - am at the beach with Foolsgold - divine!

xox - eb.

Holly Stinnett said...

Your article and the images of your work are truly amazing... believe me, I was drooling all over the pages! You should be very, very, very proud!!!!! Just gorgeous... absolutely gorgeous works!

Take care and happy 4th!


Diane Duda said...

Told you! !!!!!!SUPER STAR!!! :)

You deserve it!

Jill said...

I'm on my way right now to get that issue.... see ya soon!

deb said...

You go, girl!! Woo hoo!!

Better run out and grab the latest edition of CPS!

You rock!

sue said...

The article was great, and I was thrilled to see it when I got my copy in the mail! After meeting you, I'd love to meet your mother in law as well, seems like quite the duo!