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Monday, August 03, 2009

There's The Good News....



and the not so good news.... but there's more good than bad, hurrah! And even the bad, has some good attached...

The good news is that I'm back, after a long blog break which has had a lot to do with me returning to the world of Paid Employment, and combining it with Self Employment, and struggling to find the time to turn round, much less write my blog... The good news is that I'll be at Festival of Quilts, and when I'm not teaching, I'll be demonstrating at Spunart's stand (D25). Anyone coming to my Instant Postcards workshop will have the chance to work with the new Lutradur XL, which I think is amazing. It will make fab postcards, and I'm looking forward to making textile and mixed media books with it. I used the sample that Spunart sent me to back some small quilts; it's great for that, too. So hopefully I won't have to do too much ironing at FOQ this year; I plan to make a small book while I'm there.

And I'm not coming alone; I'm bringing two books with me. Lovely Lutradur is at the printers as we speak, along with 'Finding Your Creative Focus', my book on getting round creative blocks. They will be available from me during FOQ, and I'll be selling them through the Other Blog, as we did with the CDs (which will still be available).

The bad news, or the less good news, is that Exquisite Evolon is not going to be ready for this year's FOQ, though it will be ready by mid September, according to my printers. Part of the reason for that is that I'm working with a wonderful photographer, Haydn Rodgers, who has introduced me to his friend, designer Terry Symonds, who has created amazing covers for Lovely Lutradur's printed version, as well as 'Finding Your Creative Focus'. He is now going to work his magic on Exquisite Evolon; I'm sure you'll find it will have been worth the wait! In the meantime, feast your eyes on a couple of Haydn's photos for Exquisite Evolon, showing the jacket that is one of the projects in the book. There is layer upon layer of surface design on the jacket, and there are step by step directions on how to achieve this look, as well as the construction methods. Hope you like it as much as I do!

7 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Good to *hear* you again Marion! Sorry about having to do the real world hustle plus try and be creative PLUS writing books....geez....wears me out to even think about it!
Take care of yourself and best of luck with all the goings on!!!!

Leslie said...

Wow, you have been busy. Good luck with all. Take care of you, tho!

paintingpam said...

Yes, I understand about split time between the money maker and love job. I teach and my summers are heaven. In 3 weeks, I'll be less able to comment on things:-(

Keep up the good work!

Julie said...

Life is certainly busy and exciting for you Marion. Hopefully I'll see you at the FOQ. Good luck with everything.

TracyB said...

September really isn't that far away, looking forward to seeing it!!!

Kayla coo said...

Wish I could go to the festival of quilts but we are on hols.
Hope you have a great time.

Arashi said...

I see you have become a maven of modeern textile art. it is a good and gRFAND THING.