Monday, March 4, 2013

ACCEPTED!!

Just last night I received word that my piece "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night" was accepted for the PAGE TURNER exhibition at the Some Things Looming Gallery in Reading, PA!

"The digital era is altering how we read books so we wanted a challenge that alters the way we perceive books. Whether it be an altered book or incorporates pages of a book, we challenge you to create the ultimate...Page Turner.  Our major requirements for this challenge are that you incorporate fiber techniques and any parts or pages of a book."

As an avid mystery reader, I chose as my inspiration the iconic beginning line of a mystery novel - "It was a dark and stormy night...."  An angry gray sky, the storm crashing outside.  But a true fan of the page turner is cuddled up under her quilt. The light from the bedside lamp shining on the pages.  It is the dark and stormy night of her mystery novel that captures her attention.

I hand-dyed the background fabric so I could have the white spot for the big flash of lightening.  The house is made out of pages from ruined paperback books by 3 of my favorite mystery writers.  (The books had a run in with blue jello.....don't ask....)   I used gel medium to adhere them all together, cut out the house shape, painted it and added detail with stitching.
 

I’m so excited!  Here is the piece:



It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

7 comments:

Lisa Kerpoe said...

It's beautiful - congratulations!

Gill said...

Congratulations!! It's fabulous!

Beth said...

and the acceptances just keep on rolling in...

ann vanherle said...

congratulations!!

Denise said...

congratulations!! It is a lovely piece.

Kelly said...

Thank you all so much!! Your comments are so appreciated!

Marcella B. said...

That lightening couldn't be more realistic. Love the piece. Congratulations.
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