|the living room is bare...almost.|
Tapestry Unlimited, a small format unjuried show sponsored by American Tapestry Alliance has closed. The pieces are making their way back to the 227 participants. It has been such a large part of my life (not to mention my daughter) that I thought a blog was in order. I have an important point I want to make.
There was of course the waiting for the tapestries to arrive this winter.
The organizing and mounting the boards part....
|Porkchop knows his job.|
Hanging the show
and the mailing it back part....
|yes, it was raining|
But that's not what I want to talk about.
From the moment we walked into the Milwaukee Public Library (an incredible venue downtown) people were interested. While trying to hang this show I had at least a dozen people stopping me and asking incredible questions, truly interested in the things we make. They wanted to know the process and who the people were who made these incredible things. When I said they were from all over the world (we had 48 foreign entries) they were dumbfounded.
My favorite moment came as we took our show down. Kristina Gomez, our library contact, talked about favorites she and coworkers had decided on. Another employee walked by and asked, "Are you coming back next year?"
Sorry, it will be a different time, a different place. But it all means something, doesn't it?
Get ready... two more years. And start weaving now, you're already in.