I been working hard in my studio and it's beginning to pay off.
Huge News ~ Grant
Remember a few months ago when I wrote about submitting my grant application to the Joan Mitchell Foundation?
Well... a representative from the Joan Mitchell Foundation called on Tuesday to tell me that I was chosen to receive the Painters and Sculptors Grant! That's $25K! But it's so much more than the money. It's a grant given to
artists at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant.
I was not expecting it. Needless to say I've been on a happy high ever since. I've only just begun thinking about how this will influence my creative goals in the coming year.
I posted my application and artist statement on flickr if you want to check it out.
More News ~ Book
I submitted a rough draft of a book proposal to my agent on Sunday. Yes I have an agent, and I would not have the discipline to stay on task without her. The proposal was 50 pages long! Of course the first draft was a big mess, but I feel very competent for delivering it on time, with minimal procrastination.
The book I want to write is about the process of improvisational quilt making of course!
Necessary News ~ FB Page
Part of selling a book is about audience outreach, so I had to break down and reinstate a Facebook page for Daintytime. Please, if you would like to see my book in print and want to keep up with my workshop and event schedule, LIKE my page and share it with your friends. Visit Daintytime on Facebook
- For access to my blog posts through FB
- For workshop announcements and a calendar of upcoming events
- For photos of work-in-progress and finished quilts
- For workshop and conference photos
- Post your questions directly to the the FB page
- For answers to your quilting, workshop or mending questions
Daintytime on Facebook will be a supplement to my blog so please stop by. It will be the central location for information on Daintytime workshops, events, and exhibitions.
Even if you are not on Facebook you will be able to read all the content on my FB page and can send me questions by email.
Holiday News ~ Joy
I'm spending Christmas with friends in Portland. May you all have a warm and meaningful holiday season with family, friends, loved ones, and neighbors.
In 2013 I will be finishing up the I Ching Quilt-along, posting some quilts from my past on Flashback Fridays... and more.
I will see you in the new year! It promises to be interesting....