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22 November 2013

New Work: Coffee Break 3

CoffeeBreak_3

The latest in my little coffee break pieces.  Mounted on painted stretched canvas, it measures 10" x 10".  It's currently available for sale through the Slater Memorial Museum gift shop, along with other small artwork and handmade items.

The small works will be on display and for sale for the duration of the SAQA CT: Local Color and Fiber Revolution: Diversity exhibitions, now until January 14, 2014.

BundledUp

Three of my larger quilts are included in SAQA CT: Local Color (including "Bundled Up" shown here).  "New Year's Eve" is also featured in Fiber Revolution: Diversity.  I'll be there for the Opening reception Sunday December 8, 2013 from 2 – 4 pm

Please join me on December 8 to meet some of the artists and maybe do a little Christmas shopping.  If not, you can stop by and see the show from now until January 14, 2014.

Slater Memorial Museum
Norwich Free Academy
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00–4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00–4:00 pm

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13 November 2013

New Work: "Tattooed Boy" is Done!

Still working on a title for this piece, but here it is. My little darling is all stitched.

(For more back-story on this piece, read my previous post http://katethemel.blogspot.com/2013/09/work-in-progress-leaving-mark.html)

TattooBoy_finishedMy original plan for the background quilting was to write a bunch of personal messages with free motion stitching.

Like some kind of desperate last-ditch effort to tell him everything he needs to know before he becomes an adult.

But I decided that would just create more "noise" around him, and I already have the idea covered with the BLAH BLAH BLAHs.  Instead, I decided to just include one text message, right around his ear, like a whisper. 

I figured out there's only one message I want him to get from me, even if he remembers NOTHING else I've said in 17 years. And that is

Themel_TattooDetail"I will always love you".