Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year Wonder

Vickie's Garden

It's a new year and I wonder what will be. I feel excitement in the air and anticipate the new adventure that is just waiting to be revealed. This last year was full of challenges, and I know I've never worked harder in my life. But as I look back a lot was accomplished. At the beginning of 2010 my art was featured in the lobby of the Clark Performing Arts Center. I also had a magazine cover  and won best of show at the Beacon Art Show. That one took me completely by surprise. I almost didn't go to the reception. I decided  to go at the last minute, but should have taken more care with my attire. I had to except my award looking like a vagabond. In the spring I was a vendor at the Seven Sisters Quilt Show. I made a lot of new friends at this event. I also rekindled my love for fabric, and found a new love for all things vintage.  Next came the 2010 season of Art in the Park. There's not a more beautiful venue in all the world than the cliffs at Shell Beach. The weather can be a little iffy, we've learned to come prepared for anything, but still expect to be surprised. In July I spent a fabulous week with some friend and attended the Long Beach Quilt Show. Another friend took my polymer buttons and tags and sold them in her booth, but it was all play and fun for me. Truly one of the best times I've ever had. From September on it's all about Open Studio Tour. In October we had our third Studio Tour, and it was the best ever.  Lots of  friends, food, and new people to meet. Holiday shows and workshops finished off the year. I have many new artistic avenues I want to explore this new year. I look forward to teaching more, and bringing our artistic levels to new highs.  Thanks to everyone that encouraged me in my art this past year. Art what a great ,but crazy journey. Let's see what's next.


  1. Glad to hear you have a new "studio" space for the new year! I'm sure Annie's excited for her new space :)

    We haven't floated away so now it's time to reorganize and clean up the mess. Happy New Year to all you Dubbers!

  2. Cindy, I love these. They are so happy and colorful!