Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Countdown to the ACC Baltimore 2014 Show

(Above:  Stained Glass LIX, detail.  Click on any image in this blog post to enlarge.)

It's 1:00 PM and I'm already blogging.  That's almost like A MIRACLE !  Why?  Well, Steve and I only picked up the rental cargo van this morning.  We managed to load it with the 10' x 10' Pro Panel booth, lighting equipment, artwork, bubble wrap, stools, sectional rubber flooring tiles, a heavy-duty rolling cart, and a 2-door filing cabinet full of "all the little things needed".  We might even be getting good at this!  We leave at dawn tomorrow.  The plan is to arrive at the Baltimore Convention Center around 4 PM, unload, set up, and have Thursday as a "free day" before the ACC Show (American Craft Council) starts on Friday!

(Above:  The rental cargo van is packed!  We hit the road bright and early tomorrow morning!  What an adventure!)

(Above:  In Box CXLIII.   Unframed approximately 17" x 13".  Framed:  21 3/4" x 17 3/4.)

There is always the possibility that we forgot to pack something, but now I've got the rest of today and tonight to hopefully remember whatever it is.  I did, however, forget to snap a photo of In Box CXLII which is the same size as In Box CXLIII.  Yesterday was a mad dash of finishing the framing on the last pieces made for the upcoming shows.  I spent hours mounting, photographing, labeling, and writing each work into my inventory book.  Steve finished the framing.

(Above:  Lunette XIII.  Unframed:  Approximately 22" x 16".  Framed: 23" x 29".)

I'm really pleased with these new creations ... and the fact that they are all now in the rental cargo van!

(Above:  Stained Glass LIX.  Unframed: 56" x 16". Framed:  62 1/2" x 22 1/2".)

Last week I blogged about Stained Glass LIX ... images in a step-by-step process of making the work.  Yet, I was out of the black linen liner for framing it.  It had to wait for my framing delivery which was delayed due to all the winter weather we had.  Now ... finished!

(Above:  Stained Glass LIX, detail of the top.)

The other detail show is at the top of this blog post.  I'm really pleased to revisit the "dove" symbol in the center of a rose window.  Yet, I also really like the Gothic arch too!

(Above:  Window LXXXIX Framed:  17 1/2" x 15 1/2".)

Using some of the scraps of polyester stretch velvet that litter my studio table after making a large Stained Glass Window, I decided to make these two, small "Window Series" pieces.  I do promise to post from Baltimore and from the Germantown Friends School Juried Craft Show the following weekend.  With any luck, Steve and I will have time for the Philadelphia Museum of Art between the two events!  I hope so!

(Above:  Window XC. Framed:  17 1/2" x 15 1/2".)

Update:  Day One of the ACC Baltimore Show is done (10 AM - 8 PM) and it was a wonderful opportunity to share my work with hundreds of people browsing through 660 booths of the nation's very best in fine crafts.  I am linking this post with Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber arts.


Margaret said...

Have a safe trip and a great show! :-)

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Love your new work, especially the colours. Have a great, inspiring and successful time at the show.

Wanda said...

Pretty soon you guys are going to be able to pack the van in 45 minutes!! Way to go! Your work is beautiful. It never ceases to amaze me how, even though in the same series, every Piece Looks different. Great thread donation!

Regina B Dunn said...

Beautiful work as always. Have a wonderful show.