It looks like I am done with craft fairs for the holiday season. I may be doing one in January but that one is still in limbo and I'm not sure the organizers will get it going that soon. I will let you know. But, in the meantime, I now have time to play (which I am really looking forward to)! I have been wanting to work on some wall hanging ideas since I came back from the Felter's Fling back at the beginning of September, and the SDA conference in Arrowmont in Mid-October just made me itch to play with wall hangings all the more! I had great fun at both events and learned lots and lots! Between those two events and a couple weddings I have done a fair amount of traveling this fall. I have literally put thousands of miles on my car. I think my car has gotten more mileage since Mid-August to now than it normally does in a year... lol! Anyway, I have loads of pictures on my iphone and camera to upload but here is just a taste... this picture is from my camera from my trip to Gatlinburg TN and Arrowmont (the camera had the least amount of photos, everything else is on my iphone which needs my computer to be updated in order to properly download/upload properly)... A glimpse of the Smokies! :)
Anyway, I am thinking about changing up my blog design. It has been the same (with the exception of the revolving title picture) since 2008. There are newer more interesting templates available so you might be seeing some changes in the blog design before the new year.
Come out and see my mom (Camilla Krueger Designs) at the "Art In The Barn" Art & Craft Show in Barrington Illinois this weekend (September 26th & 27th 10:00am to 5:00pm)! Link to information can be found HERE.
I will be in the next two Art/Craft Fairs in November. The "Fine Art of Fiber" at the Botanic Gardens running November 7th thru 9th 2014 with a preview night on the 6th of November, more information here. I will also be in the LillStreet Holiday Art Fair on November 21st and 22nd, more information here.
I have a couple pieces in a gallery show sponsored by the SDA-IL at the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center at 255 N Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge IL from 12pm to 3pm. Please come out and take a look. See Flyer below (if you click on the image you will get a bigger picture). :)
Spring has finally sprung here in the upper Midwest. As I type I can hear Doves cooing and birds chirping. Another sign of spring is that my cats are spending all there time in the windows rather than near the radiators (even though it can get cool at night still). It is also time to start filling out applications for Fall and Winter Craft fairs... lol! I have been busy working on a embroidered art piece for an exhibition titled the "Exquisite Uterus" although I'm not sure when it is going to run since they lost their venue (they are actively seeking another). I will have to post some picture of my progress. I have also in the last couple days been cleaning out my basement studio since it flooded in the rains a few days ago... ugh! I have several towels still in the backyard drying out so I can shake off the grit and put them in the washing machine. Fun huh? Anyway, I finally got back to work on my piece today since the basement is now all dry. Anyway, I needed a break so I thought I would start dusting off my social media sites (which have been thoroughly neglected. :)
We are going to once again be a part of the pop up store known as "Out of the Box" in Oak Park. This is a holiday Market with a wide and changing array of artisans. We will be there every weekend till the weekend before Christmas. Come check us out as well as the other artists. This year we are lucky enough to be in the same space as last year. The Holiday Market is located at 109 N Oak Park Ave. Oak Park IL. More information below (you can click on the picture to see a larger image)...
Just a quick note to say that I will be in the Ravenswood ArtWalk this weekend. I will be housed in the Big tent. More information about the Ravenswood ArtWalk and the artist's exhibiting can be found here.
I just realized I forgot to put this up here. Mom and I will be showing and selling our work at the Out Of The Box Holiday Gift Market over the next 4 weekends. The opening reception is Friday 11/30/12 from 5 to 8pm. If you click on the picture above it will enlarge and give you all the information. :)
Just realized I had not updated my bio in quite a while, so if it looks a bit different it is because I touched it up a bit. As much as it makes me shudder to say this, I have approached the dreaded middle-age years. So, no longer in the spring of youth but not yet a crone... lol! I have a great many interests (e.g. Anthropology, Art, Photography, Textiles), but at the moment I am concentrating on fiber art (felting and dying fabric in particular). I came to the world of fiber art about 7 years ago and have still not exhausted my interest or fascination with textiles and fiber. I sell my felted art at various artisan & craft shows and the occasional art gallery show. I am still taking art classes here and there. I think at this point I should probably call myself a professional student. LOL! I am also a member of the Surface Design Association as well as the Illinois Rep. for the SDA (and the administrator for the SDA- IL blog which can be found at http://illinoissda.blogspot.com/).
It goes without saying that all original photographs, text, and images are owned and copyrighted by me. Please be respectful and contact me if you wish to use any of the above. Chances are good I will say yes.