I have been working like a mad woman! I am still trying to get this blog in tip-top shape. If you want to tell me your opinion about the look, please do. Holly H. told me that perhaps I need to put some color in the borders or over in the right hand side. I am trying to figure that out. So things might change up in the next few days and your say may well influence what we will look at in the months to come.
One of the things I plan to do surrounding the book is to have Video Prompt Challenges. I will ask you to purchase my book and get your head around the techniques described. Then every few weeks, I will post a video, prompting you to complete a challenge. We might make and use stamps, work with monoprinting thickened dyes, I don't know-but we will have fun! But here is the intro I am working on:
Believe me! I am no video editing diva! I struggled to figure this out! It took several hours and much swearing. Then I had to find a copyright free piece of music! This is no easy task, let me tell you! To find upbeat generally suitable music that won't offend or give the wrong impression? A piece of music that has good timing too? Then learn a new program on top of it? Oooof. Ouch. But all is well.
I have Kevin MacLeod to thank for the musical intro.
So. I have been back from Chicago for 4 days.
Chicago Quilt Fest was A LOT of fun.
Holly Holloway was there and she told the most adorable story about watching Quilting Arts TV, her daughter and 'Hanging out with Pokey'. So I had to take this picture to commemorate the event.
I got to hang out with Kelli Perkins whose art, I love! She, too, is coming out with a book; Stitch Alchemy (don't you love this name?), and we need it. Her voice is strong.
And then, a kindred spirit and sister in Tiara Famous-ness, Cheryl Sleboda.
I know this photo is blurry but Cheryl is just plain happy. And it captures her...ness. I fell head over heels for Cheryl. She is my best new Festival Friend Forever (if I were texting she would be my FFF).
And, well. Pokey made great fun! We had a Surviving the Runway, Tiara making party. There was a Prom King, there were prizes. Pokey is my FFF too. I love her. So... Long Beach Anyone? Is there a Video Prompt Challenge in this? I think so!