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The big day has now come and gone.

Three pieces of art now have new homes.

My biggest surprise was seeing two friends who drove up from Cape Cod without telling me they were coming – Marcia and Yvette – good friends for sure!

 

 

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My display, almost all new work.

Only after setting this up did I realize just how much I accomplished this year.  In one year, I produced at least twice as much as I did in the previous 7 years combined, since doing textile art.

Below: These pieces are in wonderful new homes!

I got to meet, talk with and listen to a lot of fabulous people I would not have otherwise met and received lots of valuable feedback that will undoubtedly shape the work that I have to tackle in the next year.

THANK YOU to all who came to and showed their support for the Melrose Arts Festival 2017!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

15 replies on “A Year’s Work – Whew!

  1. Congratulations, Janis! I’m so glad your show went well!

    On May 1, 2017 12:25 PM, “Turtlemoon Impressions” wrote:

    > turtlemoonimpressions posted: ” The big day has now come and gone. Three > pieces of art now have new homes. My biggest surprise was seeing two > friends who drove up from Cape Cod without telling me they were coming – > Marcia and Yvette – good friends for sure! Only a” >

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  2. I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of watching your work evolve. I am so impressed with your focus and drive and the results are fantastic! Brava!

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    1. Thanks! Interesting thought! It’s been such an emotional year for us here and it couldn’t help but seep into the work. The mere thought of the Dakota pipeline actions and all were quite provoking for one who makes art that references and tries to honor nature and our planet.

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