Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ArtPrize ... and the Fun Begins!

Here's where I was 24 hours ago.

Waiting for the ArtPrize opening reception at DeVos Place to begin.  This was the only opportunity to get a photo of just me in front of "The Lake".  I loved the steady stream of people, many who marveled this was a textile piece rather than a painting.  There were even some who were surprised to discover that it was twenty-five panels instead of one big piece.
Thanks to Colleen for taking this one.  It was wonderful to see her and other friends as well as everyone else who came.

I'm pleased with this piece ... that the kind of day at the beach I pictured in my mind comes across ... a perfect day between storms.  The strong waves rolling to shore are the result of a storm that's already passed while the clouds on the horizon are building another storm to come ... a reflection of weathering the storms of life while appreciating the changes those turbulent times bring ... and most importantly, cherishing the time between.

And then the word spread about Elvis "swimming" in the piece.  Some people even came back again to find him.  The most obvious of all the images is in the center of this panel.


Here are some of my favorite panels of "The Lake".



























 

























"The Lake" 9' x 7'

PS:  I'll be demonstrating my "ortwork" technique on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 5:00pm at DeVos Place in Room A.

13 comments:

Kay said...

Nellie, both you and The Lake look wonderful! Congratulations and enjoy.

G'G'ma said...

I hope to get to GR Sunday. Have to get registered so I can vote also!!!!

Have a great time. Congratulations on a beautiful piece of ART.

Mermaid's Purse said...

Congratulations Nellie - it looks absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!

Corryna Janssen said...

Congratulations! Wonderful art. I love the picture, where you are in front of it. Enjoy the attention.

Heather said...

Words fail me Nellie - it's wonderful - I can feel the breeze coming off the water. You have excelled yourself with this piece and - Elvis lives!

Dolores said...

Oh how I wish I could attend and see your demo. It's a bit far away though.
It's a wonderful piece and thanks for showing us.

June Calender said...

What a wonderful, wonderful piece! I doubt I'll ever be where you are giving workshops or talks so I wish there were a book about your pieces and your techniques. Like all fine art, it's easy to glance at it and say, oh, that doesn't look hard. But it IS the accumulation of your skill and talent and not easy.

Gail P said...

I imagine that in person it's even more amazing. It never fails to impress me that each panel can stand on its own . . . . congrats!!!!

Kim Hambric said...

Just amazing! Hope you had a wonderful time.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Stunningly, soothingly, beautiful! And yet there is still movement, and animation, and sense of life, as well. Awesome, Nellie.

ROZ said...

I wanted to say fabulous, but someone else beat me to it!! A totally great work of art.

Allison Ann Aller said...

It is so wonderful, Nellie. Hope you had a great time demo-ing this week-end.
I sent one of my oldest dearest childhood friends to see you there (actually, she was my mom's dear friend who was our neighbor and who is now my dear friend too)--I sure hope she came by!

Judy Hartman said...

Wow, Nellie - Gorgeous photos! It's an amazing installation!