Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come!

Hello! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted in my blog. I wanted to update you with my schedule and happenings in my studio.

Tomorrow morning, I leave for the Brookside Art Annual, in Kansas City, MO. It’s a show that I LOVE, and have done about ten times in the past. Wonderful customers, wonderful show director and staff and other wonderful artists. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, but that’s always the issue with outdoor shows.  I am in Booth #97, and will be open Friday evening, Saturday all day and evening and till 5 on Sunday. I am very excited because it’s been so long since I have been to this show because of COVID, and I can’t wait to see my people! I will also have lots of new work to show you

After Brookside, I leave on May 18 to show at the ACC/American Made craft show in Baltimore, MD. This is the grandaddy of them all. But the show has been refined and peeled back this year and will have fewer exhibitors. I will be in booth #418, and while I will be showing my beaded jewelry, I will be primarily exhibiting my stitched paintings and crochet pieces. This is a big move for me. I’m nervous and excited and looking forward to seeing people and receiving feedback on my new work.

Later, in late July- I will be going to Bellevue Washington to the Bellevue Art Museum show – July 29-31. I’ll be in booth M-19. I can’t wait to return to the Pacific Northwest and to see my wonderful people there! I will be showing my jewelry.

SO: I wanted to post some of my stitched pieces as well as the crochet work for you to get an idea of the direction I am heading. I am very inspired to work on these BIG pieces of fiber art. They are speaking to me, both in the process( which is so fulfilling to me), as well as how they turn out. They are mostly abstract. They are bold and fresh, and this is exciting to me. I feel like I am clearing a new path for myself.  Towards what? I’m not sure!

Hoping to return to a more regular schedule with this blog and keep you in the loop! Pardon the pun!

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4 replies on “Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come!

  • Rikki Blitt

    So nice to hear from you! yes I look forward to more blogs.

    The crochet piece blew me away! I have never seen an abstract art like it. What a fantastic way to play with colours and texture. Do you work on it as one piece, or do you attach little pieces to form on large one?

    I’ve seen your stitched pieces both only stitching and stitching on collage, and I love every one of them.

    What a pleasure to have met you and now to have to privilege to see your work in these new forms.

    Wishing you path will continue to be thrilling.


  • Sally Prangley

    I’ll say hi when you’re at the Bellevue ArtsFair! I’ve done this fair myself and it’s wonderful! You’ve got a lot of travel in the next few months— best wishes to you for successful and healthy events!

  • Julie

    Thank you, Rikki for your lovely words. Your support and encouragement really moves me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart xoxoxo J

  • Julie

    Thank you Sally- after the two year break, its almost like beginning anew. But I’m sure I’ll get back into the routine of it again. Thanks for your sweet words!

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