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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Holiday Craft Shows
This was a set up at the local Medical Building for one morning.. I thought I would participate and see what it was like.. The ladies enjoyed looking but most seemed to be wanting children's items.. Met some lovely ladies and loaned extra table cloth to a delightful Japanese lady that was showing her beautiful hand crochet doilies.. they are amazing.. and she folded some beautiful Origami birds, made from Japanese paper that she brings back to the States.. She spends 6 months a year in Japan, her English is very good, and she thanked us for helping her practice. She said she is almost 80 years old, never would have guessed.. She gave me 5 of the beautiful birds, which I strung to hang in my studio.. A delightful day, and I got some hand work done..
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,