Isn't it fun to have creative Friends.. Last year I spent some time with these delightful authors at a book signing event in Coarsegold. My friend Vicki, had just finished her book and was doing book tours. The Long Dark Cloak. I purchased it for our Great Gran for when he gets a bit older. I enjoyed reading about the Mysterious Forest, and I won't tell what happens.. Vicki has now finished her second in the series, and is in the editing process. She will be part of Sierra Art Trails, so be sure to look her up in the catalogue. She is a marvelous watercolor artist also.
I read The Blood Stones by Krista Lynn. I can't wait for her next book either. I enjoyed this one because I like mysteries, and the desert.. The desert keeps so many secrets and reveals so much if you listen. But am not going to tell on this book either... you need to come to the book signing and meet these delightful ladies and hear about their writing journey...
Just finished one more wood hanging piece and working on another one for Sierra Art Trails.. I am lucky to have sold one last week, so this one is now at Timberline Gallery. Stop by and take a look.
I use local wood, wrap with yarns, fabric, stamping, painting, beads and anything that moves, or calls to me to be added to the design. I have some business cards at the front desk be sure to ask for one..
Back to the studio.
Hope I don't get in trouble for posting the Solar Eclipse Postage Stamps.. These are really cool. If it is cool enough they stay as round dark circles, but when you put your finger on them they change.
Hope you can see the difference. I like to buy the smaller packs of stamps. I am almost out of the Banana Split/ Ice Cream. Hubby loves Banana Splits. I also bought some stamps honoring Mississippi Music . Because I was born there. They have a variety of sports balls on stamps, and they have a texture. So if you like a variety of stamps, be sure to ask to see the smaller packets.
I have no idea what it costs per stamp now since they don't put that on them.. Costs a chunk to send something anyway. So might as well have fun with them... They don't carry very many of the special stamps and they are the same price as the rolls. So if you see one that you like, better buy them.
Just want to give you plenty of time to put this on your calendar.. I will be at Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse in Coarsegold, with several other artists... more about that as it gets closer to the time.
But for those who plan ahead, these are the dates.. The catalogue can be purchased on line or at Timberline and many other locations around Fresno, Oakhurst etc. and certainly from the artists. More later, off to the studio today.!
Just a small section of "Where are the Hens". Detail work almost completed. Entry and accepted into the Madera Ag Show.. This one was fun. Lots of hand dyed fabrics, and commercial fabrics, buttons, and beads Hope he makes you smile... Reception at the Madera Circle Gallery is September 14th Starting at 5:30. There are some amazing art pieces, from Jewelry to oils and everything in between. Music and lots of artists to meet. Come join in the fun. For those that are further out... this is Central California, near Yosemite.
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,