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Friday Finale

Hi everyone!  I’m up early this morning, for a wonder.  I wasn’t in bed till after midnight.  I suspect an afternoon rest will be in order!  Mosaic was great though!  Both for fun and inspiration. The food was excellent too.

I finished my little “Prairie Sky – Cirrus” wall hanging and am onto a “Prairie Sky – Altocumulus” one. I have a lot of bits and pieces of linen backing that need to be used up.  They will most likely become ornaments and small wall hangings.

I’ve also managed to take photos of all the old patterns I have and will post those on my website and Facebook page for sale.

I made a list of things that need to be done in my little studio to finish up loose ends.  I’ll be working on those gradually.

I’ve also been working on creating a mini-portfolio photo book of my work to take to shows and show galleries.  It’s finally reached the point where I can’t take all my work with me.  So this serves as a detailed look at my development as an artist and shows potential patrons the width and depth of my style.

Today I’m looking forward to listing items online for sale, resting, enjoying company, and another evening at Mosaic.  Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

WIP Prairie Sky – Cirrus 12

 

Mosaic 2015

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First Nations Pavilion

Every year, the first weekend in June, Regina hosts its annual multicultural festival known as Mosaic.  We try to go every year and sample at least a few of the couple dozen or more pavilions.  This year has been a challenge because hubby worked Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  But we gathered up our remaining energy and went out Saturday evening.

I have a bit of a restricted diet, and most of Mosaic centers around food and cultural performances, so I ate before I left to rule out any major issues en route.   I went for the cultural performances.

I also went for the costuming.  The costume and dress of different cultures is fodder for inspiration for me.  In fact, Mosaic in general is very inspirational.

We were able to visit four pavilions: the Chinese pavilion (always good for supper and Hubby hadn’t eaten), the First Nations pavilion (great costumes, dancing, and star quilts!), the Scottish pavilion, and the Italian pavilion (great desserts!).

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First Nations tipi

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First Nations dancer

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First Nations dancer

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A cross section of star quilts.

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These are drop down dead gorgeous handmade Canadian mukluks. Good for the prairie winters, according to the lady who made them, who was also selling them!

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Chinese pavilion dancers.

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The Italian pavilion – dessert! Yes, I know, I’m supposed to be gluten free… Oops!

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Beautiful beaded moss bag by First Nations artist.

We had a great time!

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As for rug hooking, in my studio this week I want to finish Rose Hips. 🙂

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