Monday, November 9, 2009

AEDM: Catching Up

I didn't actually create anything this weekend, but I sure did think about it a lot. I just had the "brilliant" idea that I should make a quilt as a present for my girlfriend's 50th birthday -- alas, the party is in two and a half weeks. I pored over some of my traditional quilt pattern books, trying to find the "just right" thing to make. I don't have time to be elaborate, but I know my girlfriend will love whatever I create. I think I finally settled on something and hope to make a dent in it this week.

Today, I went into New York City to visit my quilt, "Departure", that's hanging in the Made in New York exhibit at the Williams Club. My quilt is hanging in the main hallway, right next to a piece by Ludmila Aristova! Holy Smokes!. Her piece is absolutely incredible. It's a cityscape that's absolutely breathtaking and luminous. I can't believe I'm in such amazing company. Here I am with my piece; the lighting wasn't great at the time, but it's totally cool to be hanging in a NYC exhibit!


After a tour of the remaining quilts, many of them exhibiting incredible handwork, Natalya and I went for a quick bite to eat. On the way we marveled at the art deco ornamentation on the surrounding buildings. These little guys gave us quite a chuckle. I have to remember to look up when I'm walking around; there's so much to see above eye level!


9 comments:

Kristin L said...

Sounds like a great morning. I love Ludmila's work - awesome that yours is next to hers. :-)

Cindy Green said...

How exciting to have your work in a NYC show! Congrats! You are getting some well-deserved recognition!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Vivien..how wonderful! Congratulations....

Michigoose said...

Way to go! And the cornice supports almost make me homesick for wandering the City...

norma said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! I know what you mean about Ludmilla's work. I saw her exhibit in NYC this summer. Just amazing. The gargoyles are very cool. I love looking at the architecture in NY.

Susie Monday said...

I love this piece! congrats.

Vivien said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words of support!

Vivian said...

Congratulations! It is always a thrill to see your work hanging in good company!

laura west kong said...

Congrats about the exhibit, how exciting! I'm sure your friend will love whatever quilt you make.