Saturday, July 5, 2008

a slide show of some things from the ATA events in Florida

I've included photos of several activities from the wonderful week spent in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.  The American Tapestry Alliance events were thoughtfully planned, well organized and thoroughly enjoyable.  I learned so very much during the week, in the workshop I took led by Joan Baxter, seeing exhibits of tapestry, and especially having an opportunity to catch up with old friends--and make new ones.

Here's a slide show of selected things...I didn't photograph everything we experienced.  For instance, the Small Expressions exhibit was nice and the few tapestries included in it were wonderful ones.  Terri Stewart's tapestry, in fact, was awarded first place in that exhibit!  The exhibits in the Conference Center were OK, for the most part...some outstanding works but overall, it was an average grouping of fiber works.  The tapestries that were included were very nice.  In my opinion, the tapestry world has more on the ball than other fiber arts...but could I be speaking from my particular perspective about that??!


Sue said...

Thanks for the pics Tommye. I have been kicking myself around pretty good for not participating in any of that. Jealous of your seeing Rita B. She stayed with me in Huntsville when doing a workshop there. Looks like all had a wonderful time in Tampa

Sue Schwarz

tapestry13 said...

It was great to spend time with Rita. What a talented and giving spirit!! Her hooked pieces, the beautiful handspun and woven towels, the grasscloth works, the handspun and dyed garments of hers all were so inspirational.

K Spoering said...

Great slideshow, Tommye! Thanks so much for sharing with those of us who couldn't go this time!
Enjoy your new Mac!

tapestry13 said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks! Yes, I love my Macs! This is my fourth Apple computer, beginning with a Performa (I think it was called) in 1992 or '93.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tommye: I so enjoy your web site and these pictures are all wonderful to see and your comments are a real bonus. Thank you so much for sharing. Beth