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I promised that I would show some photos of work I completed and then revised after a critique session.  Here goes the results with “Farm Home:  Where My Story Began”.  I would encourage emerging artists to find a critique group that can provide guidance.  My experience with a small group from PAQA-South was extremely helpful and positive. The revised version won a 1st Place at the Durham-Orange Quilt Show in Durham, NC –  August 2014 – in the 1-Party Wall Quilts category.  After clicking the link above and enjoying all of the categories of gorgeous quilts, scroll down to 1-Party Wall Quilts to see three of my quilts:  Farm Home, Fall Frenzy and Look, Ma!

Early version Suggestions: 1. add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leads into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.   2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective. 3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.
Early version Suggestions: 
1. Add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leading into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.
2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective.
3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.
2014-6 FarmHome
Here you see the changes: They also suggested that I add shading under the trees on the right, as the sunlight is coming from the upper left, and to also add shading to the right end of the house to give it the correct dimensions. I decided to add some corn to the field surrounding the creek, again hoping to improve perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prepare to be impressed! And entertained!

"ARTIST RECEPTION for ARTQUILTSwhimsy was well attended and the quilts were well received!
“ARTIST RECEPTION for ARTQUILTSwhimsy was well attended and the quilts were well received!

The blog subject sounds grandiose, but it isn’t about me!  It’s about the ARTQUILTSwhimsy exhibit currently shown at the Page-Walker Art and History Center in Cary, NC which will run for three more weeks until June 22.  I have only been involved with PAQA-South (Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South) for one year, and this is the  second exhibit that finds me participating.  The show last fall was a member show, and lucky for me, all members had a piece in the show.  This spring, the show has over 40 international, national, and regional exhibitors, chosen by two jurists from about 140 entries.  I volunteered to handle the snacks and beverages during the jurying process because I wanted to watch and learn all about it.  The process was interesting and quite controlled, as it should be.  Watching it will help me design and prepare for future shows.  Only the jurists expressed opinions, and it was difficult to watch them eliminate beautiful art quilts, but we could never have exhibited everything that was submitted, and the choices they made evolved into a beautiful and entertaining show.  I also volunteered to help “hang” this show and the previous one.   While hanging the quilts, I learned that the curators are also impressive in their ability to arrange the quilts to catch the eye of the visitors and have them all “play well together”.  I hope you can make it to downtown Cary to see our show, and if you go, prepare to be impressed! And entertained!

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" by Jennifer June. "60"x50"
“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Jennifer June. “60”x50″