Monday, April 5, 2010

Good news

First, before I get to the good news, I would like to acknowledge the feed-back I have received regarding my latest piece. It was encouraging to receive this while still working on this piece, and at its completion. I can recall deciding to do this exposure on my blog, and wondering whether this would be a good thing, or not. Mostly I was one step ahead of what I showed, but there was still pressure to achieve something for the next blog. It certainly kept me focused!

And at times it had me feeling uncomfortable. Any next application could ruin what had gone before, and it would have been very public. Each time I needed to move it forward even if I wasn't sure what I was doing. It seems ages since I started this piece, but in reality it took only four weeks. I am not sure whether I will be so public again; but then again, I just might!

I have yet to rate my feelings about this piece, it is currently resting awaiting evaluation.

And now for the good news! Following my exhibition at Expressions, Upper Hutt, last year, I decided I would like to see it displayed in at least one (hopefully, two) more galleries before I retire the work. I discovered an expressions-of-interest for exhibiting at the Art Gallery Papakura, Auckland, in the Artists Alliance information, and sent off a proposal. I understand they received several proposals but chose mine for the slot 8 July to 7 August. Obviously, I am very excited about this. Fortunately I did not stop working after my exhibition so I already have some replacements for those sold.

Part of my exhibition at Expressions last year.


  1. Great news about the Auckland show Diana! WooHoo to You!!!

    I really hope that you will repeat your last 'performance' on your blog again. I loved watching you work through your steps. It has helped me immensely. (Now, if you're shy, why don't you just email me your next project privately and forget about all of these other folks who are also watching. LOL!!!) I so wish that we lived closer, because I'd be sitting at your feet every day (getting in the way no doubt) and just watching you play with fibers and dyes. What a heavenly way to spend a day!


  2. Great news Diana! Aren't they lucky, they're in for a real treat! I do hope the Embroiderer's Guilds give it publicity.

    Thanks for sharing your processes - your courage equals your skill - both are fantastic!

    Do, please keep sharing - there's so much for people like me to learn from you.

    Thank you so much . . .

    And, happy Easter,