* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

This Week...

First - I'm so excited about the Canada Day Postcard swap!  You can read through the last post for more info if you missed it.  There's a postcard tutorial and info about sign up HERE.  Brandy Lynn Maslowski of Canadian Quilt Talk Radio posted that there are dozens of people signed up!  We have some from other countries too.  I signed up three times.  The theme is 'maple leaves'.  If you join, you have a couple weeks to make up the cards.  I have postcards backings & stabilizer packs in my Etsy shop if you need.  (see the left sidebar on my blog)

In other news, I am make a few more minis for the show at Handmade House.  I have all my bigger things getting matted and framed.  Cindy Moleski helped pick out some great combinations for linen mats.  These will be framed without glass.  I can hardly wait to get them back and photograph them all before they get exhibited.  Here's the latest...

It's much softer than the last.  It's dirt, dried grasses and pink.  I find this one very soothing.  I'm adding some knots in hand dyed silk.  I have a couple more ideas for little ones, so I'll just keep stitching away over the next couple of days.

On Thursday, I am teaching again at Creative House Sewing Centre.  It's for Threadpainting, and would you believe it if I told you there were students attending from Saskatchewan, Alberta, two from Manitoba, and even all the way from New Brunswick!?  I'm not even kidding.  This is just how it came together.  I'll post all about how it went on Friday.

What else can I tell you?  A feature online review of my art came out last week.  I am a little embarrassed.  It is incredibly poetic and all-encompassingly beautiful.  (If that's not a word, it is now.)  WAY more so than I was expecting.  Jenny Wilder of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails contacted me earlier in the year to ask for an interview.  Of course I said yes.  It sounded like a great opportunity.  Over the next while, she asked me loads of questions through a series of interviews online, digging deeper, asking more and more.  She left no stone unturned.  I enjoyed the process very much.  I love answering questions.  It gives me the opportunity to stop, step back, and put what I feel into words.  It makes me describe what it is that I'm doing.  Usually - I am just doing.  And doing and doing... and not stopping to analyze it.  Last week, she told me it was all done and published on their site.  I went to read it and was quite overwhelmed to say the least.  The article is entirely in her words.  She wrote this, not me.  It is entirely her viewpoint of me and my art.  She did a fantastic job!  I am floored.  Wow does she ever have a way with words.

You can find the review, and their GREAT website HERE.

Okay now, back to work.  Back to doing and doing and doing. : )

Linking to WIP Wednesday @ The Needle & Thread Network


Sheila said...

Great interview Monika and I agree she has a way with words . I have signed up for the exchange , should be fun .

Lin said...

Your stichery is just beautiful Monika and I succesfully signed up with Brandy-Lynn for the postcard swap. xx

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow..that is stunning Monika

What Comes Next? said...

what a thrill to read such a great interview - congratulations! I've signed up fot he swap - should be fun!

marshaleith said...

I'm in on the exchange too!
Love your minis...
Now to check out the artcile about you!

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