A fun working holiday

Antique radio
Since I only had a ton of school related stuff that I needed to be working on over Thanksgiving, I ended up spending most of Friday taking photos of needle art, and much of the weekend fiddling with the results.

WeatherGirl is a key player in a group that has arranged to bring the EGA‘s 18th National Exhibit to our happy little hamlet in January. This is a pretty big deal and will bring some pretty spectacular needle art to Morris, and we’re definitely on the small side of the distribution of towns hosting the exhibit; kudos to the PRCA and the Stevens County Museum for enriching our community with this event.

Pastel crosses
A whole host of coordinated events are also being organized, one of which is a juried exhibition of work by local needle artists. I was then “volunteered” to take photos of some of these local works in the Stevens County Museum. Some of which will then be used on cards which will be sold at the Museum and the PRCA Gallery to help defray the costs of bringing the exhibit to Morris. So WeatherGirl, my Mom (my folks are here for Thanksgiving), and I spent many hours at the Museum Friday making it happen. WeatherGirl and Mom were a huge help, both in helping identify pieces that would photograph well in those conditions, and in helping put together scenes and vignettes that combined pieces and items from the museum’s collections. The top piece, for example, is resting on top of a cool antique radio, and the pastel crosses are on an antique bible in Norwegian.

It was a lot more work than I think any of us expected (except, perhaps, WeatherGirl – but she’s omniscient), but I think we got some good shots. It’ll be interesting to see which shots the Powers That Be choose to turn into cards, and how well (or not) they sell. (This whole commerce thing is always a little annoying. I like doing what I do, but thinking about how other people might purchase or choose gives me a headache. It’s important here, though, so we press on.)

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2 Responses to A fun working holiday

  1. WeatherGirl says:

    Phi has provided us with a veritable cornucopia of choices when it comes to notecards. The pictures are wonderful! Now we just have to make our choices. Let the wrangling begin.

  2. Jane B says:

    I hope we get to see all of the pictures sometime (or, all you’re happy with showing) because those two are excellent.

    The idea of juxtaposing the needlework with the museum pieces makes for intriguing and unique presentation. It allows us to see the work with a completely fresh eye.

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