Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Glittering New Year

All That Glitters ~ weekly quilt from December 2009

I'm having a New Year's Giveaway on my blog, starting right now and running through Monday, January 2.  I'll draw a winner on Tuesday, January 3.

I'm giving away the little quilt in the photo above -- All That Glitters, one of my weekly quilts from 2009.  The 10x10 inch quilt is mounted on painted stretched canvas and comes ready to hang.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here (this post or any other post through Jan 2), and tell me one new thing you envision for yourself or your art in 2012.  If you reply on another post, make sure to let me know you're entering the drawing.

Thanks so much for your readership these past four years.  It's been wonderful to have you all along for the ride.  Good luck to you all, and have a wonderful new year!

33 comments:

FiberAntics said...

Beautiful quilt! For my fiber art next year, I'm hoping to mix more unexpected colors and combine different materials in my work. Happy New Year to you!

tesuque said...

I want to try working smaller in 2012, so I can try out and perhaps actually finish more ideas/designs.

Sandy said...

How can I resist replying=it's a lovely piece. I hope to do accessories this year. We'll see. The Muse goes where it wants.

Nora said...

I'm not entering for the give away, Connie. I do want to say that I wish to be a braver person next year. I want not to be so easily cowed by other people and situations. I just want to be brave. I know I have it in me. XOX

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I am actually going to DO some! Lovely piece.

Meg in Nelson said...

I've been thinking about this all morning, "one new thing you envision for yourself or your art in 2012." The first thought that came to me this morning was that I'll worry less about the big picture and concentrate on each piece I'm working on, except I DO already do that. I only worry about the big picture when I blog. So where does that take me?

I need to get back to you on this one, Connie.

Quilt or Dye said...

I'm enter for the quilt. I have decided that I am sufficiently enough of an artist now that I need to develop a website and not just a blog. That is my new thing for this year.

Gina said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm hoping to simply find more time to work at combining my clay with fiber.

susan christensen said...

Hi, Connie, I would love to win this little glittery gem. My vision for the new year includes printing digital images I've created in photoshop on cloth... and spending much more time in open-ended surface design explorations. Happy New year, and thanks for all your blog adds to my world! -sus

Jeannie said...

Please do not put my name in the hat since I was the lucky winner of your glitz giveaway. I just wanted to say thank you. Everyday you share a piece of art and although I may not comment everyday, the image of your art pops up in my mind during the day. Thank you for your generous spirit and for sharing your art.

Michele Matucheski said...

In the new year, I want to do more with the Citrasolved National Geographic backgrounds I worked up. Possibly with the aid of Photoshop Elements?? Landscape quilts with lots of threadpainting, and using my own hand dyed fabric.
Happy New Year!

tiedyejudy said...

What a beautiful piece this is, Connie! For 2012, I hope to use more of a variety of techniques in my art quilts, not just dyeing. I love to dye, but there is also so much more I could be doing, so I need to stretch a little!

Els said...

Hi Connie, may indeed be your new year all glitter and happyness (though we all know it won't be quite like that all the time ... but nevertheless what is wrong with wishing ;-) .....)
And I would loooove to win your "glitters"!!!

Meg in Nelson said...

I got it. I don't know why I didn't think of it yesterday: I would like to include hand-dyeing as part of my making, as in dye things myself to incorporate into my serious weaving. And/or sculptural aspects via shibori. These have been on the back burner long enough.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Would love to add this piece to my growing collection of art quilts by someone other than me! At first I thought to say that I plan to follow up on my growing sense this year that I need to return to larger work and more stitch. But that's not exactly something new. Perhaps I'll be able to follow up on a new thing I wanted to do this year but didn't: take a class to learn different printing techniques including learning how to make my own linocuts. Am looking for a class locally so I can get hands on instruction and inspiration from other students. I really want to experiment more with this kind of surface design in my work in 2012. And another thought - I'm thinking of ways to surprise viewers in 2012 - working up designs they don't now associate with me. I'm more than trees and leaves, or at least I hope I am...

Thanks for an interesting year on your blog. You always inspire!

cri-cri said...

o yes I´ll take a chance and cross my fingers to win such a beauty !!

cri-cri said...

o and what I´ll learn this year... is making little pieces for my art journals...

Marybeth said...

My goal is to use up more than 1/2 of the scraps in the bags I purchased!! Also to finish the newest UFO's created this past year. My basement is still in the works but I would love to add this piece of art to the finished walls!!! Mb

Maggi said...

I retired from full time work yesterday so I am looking forward to experimenting more with eco dyeing and small textile pieces. Would love to have yours as an inspiration.

Kathleen said...

In the coming year, I hope to take ACTION on creating an art quilt, even a small one, instead of just thinking about it and buying books on the topic. This means moving outside my region of comfort where I create based on a pattern and straight lines. I'd like to give myself the gift of making crooked lines and spontaneous images.

Quilter Beth said...

Working in a series is a new concept for me, so that is what I'd like to focus on in the coming year. I love your work and am thankful for a chance to win a piece. (It will go great in my house too!)

laura said...

Hi Connie, for the year to come I want to train my eyes to see more of the subtle magic that surround us. Or i could just say "all that glitters"...
Have a wonderful inspiring year!

Colleen Kole said...

Thank you for this giveaway-it's beautiful piece. I would like to try working in a series and sticking to that goal for 2012.

Dotti said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now and I sensed you were in a state of change with growing pains as well as smiles attached. In spite of everything you sure had a wonderfully arty 2011. May you soar in 2012!

Peggy said...

I'm going to go with the flow instead of trying to force things to happen.

Sara Kelly said...

One day in October I was complaining to a friend that I thought I'd lost my "mojo" as an art quilter. That evening my son called to tell me he has cancer. Talk about a game changer! What I have learned in the last couple months of 2011 is that there is nothing so precious as living in the moment. My resolution is to treasure every hour that I get to play/work in my studio and to never whine again about something as empty and fatuous as "mojo." My son is beating his cancer, and whatever I can create with my talents is icing on the cake.

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt, I'd love to win it. My only resolution for this upcoming year (and hopefully from now on) is to stop listening to my "inner critic". I'm sick of hearing it!!

Aussie Jo said...

Be in the moment for 2012.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

This coming year holds a lot more hand stitching for me I think, at least I hope so. Whoever receives you giveaway will be blessed indeed! Happy New Year, Connie!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I love the blending on this.

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