Monday, September 27, 2010

Studio Tour - Third Year!

This past weekend was the Open Studio Tour here in Henderson County, North Carolina.  This was my third year of participation.  Its always a lot of work, but when the visitors come in - look around, ask questions and visit - the preparation stuff is worth it!

I've been very fortunate each year because I've been able to display new-this-year pieces.  My friends and visitors walk with me through this life I call my art journey.  This past year, as with the year before, was filled with beads and beading.  Along the way I discovered the ability to create figures using beads and that has been my main focus throughout the year.

I want to thank each of you who attended the Studio Tour and stopped by to visit with me.  It is so much fun to meet new friends and say hello to old ones.

Each 'art' year for me seems to begin and end with the studio tour, or at least it has for the last three years.  The work shown on the tour is a culmination of work done the previous year -- and I always have something brand new sitting on my worktable to share with visitors.

This year is no different.  My work table is covered with punchneedle practice work and a fabric art doll in progress.  We never know what each year will bring - but for me, I hope that the coming art year brings lots of learning and growing and challenges all brought to life through the needle and thread in my hands.

"I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That's a great gift". - Twyla Tharp


  1. Sounds like a very special annual event, and so nicely said, Penny! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Thanks Barbara. Its always so much fun to show people around and talk about what I do all day! *smile*



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