Friday, August 12, 2011

Where Has Sew Chick Been?

Long story! The short of it being...I had a baby! I had a rough pregnancy including hospital bedrest for two months (yikes and more yikes!) He was a preemie, but you'd never know it now since he is so big and super-healthy. His name is Alex and he has been keeping me very busy. Look at that smile...
He has also had me thinking about getting back to doing what I do well: My art. Sewing. Being creative again in a way so that I hopefully don't have to return to an office environment. I've had an Etsy account since '06, but now I am going to actually open up shop. Put some things in there soon that I hope folks will like. Oo la la, you know?! Pretty darn exciting to see what my brain will crank out.

I also want to enter the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. What's that? Every three years, the Smithsonian Nat'l Portrait Gallery has a portrait competition open to artists of all mediums. My art quilt specialty is portraiture, so I figured that I would enter. The deadline is Halloween. I figure I'd see what happens. As my youngest sister would say "YayZ!"

In the immortal words of Futurama's Bender Bending Rodriguez: "I'm back baby!"


Jeannie said...

Congratulations!!! Alex is adorable. His smile is beautiful.

FeeBeeDee said...

Yes, Congratulations! Get as much sleep as you can, and gather as many friends and relatives around you as you can!

You mentioned portraiture in quilts, and I was wondering if you had heard of Spoonflower. You can upload your images and art there and have them printed on fabric. You could use this as a base to enhance your work, not to replace it. I love the cotton sateen the best. Phoebe

yetunde said...

you had a baby, i am happy for you. can not wait to see some of your art work.