Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gallery Pics

I worked so hard over the past month to get ready for my art show & then forgot to take photos until just today. Today I took my show down, lol, but made sure to document everything before I packed it up into my car. Sadly nothing sold so I will probably be giving these as Christmas gifts. 

I have a whole list of other illustrations I want to make into quilts & will start on them after the first of the year. I've been very blessed to get a ton of custom orders to last me through the end of February. All this hard work is paying off & my dream of staying home full time after all the kids go to school is starting to feel attainable. The goal is to have my studio built & ready to use in the next two years. I'm hoping to save for half of it this year & the other half next. 

I'm also putting together a portfolio to send off to some galleries so that I can possibly line up some shows over the next few years. Most times there is a waiting list & that is fine with me. It will give me a chance to get a better body of work together. I plan on posting pictures of the finished quilts over the next few days. In each post I'll share the art that inspired them. So excited to finally be able to post about this!

11 comments:

The Mrs. said...

I'm excited to hear about your inspirations for your quilts. Sheesh! you have worked soooooo hard!

Summer-I just really really love you. i miss you. i need to laugh.

xoxo

An Art Nest said...

Truly beautiful ~ Your colors are amazing...love the wolves and the yellow one next to it is stunning as well! I love and miss you tons :)
Susannah

christilee said...

love it!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Summer, it looks amazing and that fox quilt!!! I love it!

Artfulife said...

Thanks guys :)

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Gus from Jimmy Beans. I like your work. I hope you post a picture of the completed work from the fabric you purchased yesterday.
I want to see what color you used in your binding for contrast.
happy sewing

Artfulife said...

Hey Gus :) It was so nice to meet you & thanks for dropping by. I will be posting pictures of all of the finished quilts very soon!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Oh summer! Such beautiful work!!! That fox quilt is killer...can you post close ups of it?

Artfulife said...

Thanks Dana! I'll be posting pics later this week. Just have to finish up two Christmas projects before Saturday. Then I will have time to post all of those photos :)

rae said...

inspiring summer! seriously, i am amazed at your talent. i feel like i haven't seen or talked to you in forever so i had to hop over here and see what's up! miss you and hope to catch up soon?

rae

Natalie in Sparks said...

SO AMAZING!I LOVE them!