Saturday, March 04, 2006
Monsters Inc./Quilting Arts Spring 2006
Have you ever seen Monsters Inc. ?I love that movie. It makes me smile just thinking about it. In it, Mike, the round green monster with Billy Crystal's voice, gets all excited when a commercial comes on, that he participated in, & he has been obscured by the company icon as it comes on the screen. All you see of Mike is his legs & an arm, but he's thrilled to be on there, & later, on the cover of a magazine with the same picture. I thought of this today, when my friend Jackie came into our Alaska Fiber Festival board meeting, & congratulated me. I said, "Thanks, but for what?" She told me my purse has been published in the spring issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. I'm tickled pink, but wonder, is it going to be like Mike? Hidden in a big pile of other pieces, more exciting & more beautiful. Of course my copy hasn't come yet, & it's driving me crazy! Here it is. My Reverse-a-purse. Both the purse & matching small purse are reversible, made from raw silk, that I dyed (shibori methods) & over dyed to get the colors. I made the strap on my sewing machine with yarn & threads & silk rovings. I embellished with lots of beads, & threads. I made the polymer clay forest face button. Well, even if it's like Mike, I'm feeling pretty blessed.