6x6x30

On January 25th, I embarked on a 30 day journey to create a 6×6 inch piece of art every day for 30 days for an art exhibit 6x6x30, organized by Spitzer Art Center. This year’s exhibit, showcasing 47 artists,will be held at VMRC’s Park Gables Gallery. I was excited to participate this year, albeit a bit nervous about committing a decent chunk of my day to creating art on top of an already busy schedule. I’m proud to report that I made time each day to create and I modified my original ideas to have a realistic goal and timeline, thanks to the pertinent advice of some friends who pointed out that my original plan was a bit lofty.

30 days, a lot less sleep, and 2 needles smuggled onto an airplane later, I’m all set for the opening this Friday, March 4th from 5-8.

Finished pieces below, in 6 sets of 5 themes, inspired by nature…

  Clouds | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Clouds | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

  Mountains | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Mountains | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

  Trees | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Trees | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

  Leaves | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Leaves | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

  Waves | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Waves | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

  Fish | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

Fish | embroidery on canvas | $25/each

 Full Set

Full Set

Check out the full lineup at VMRC’s Park Gables Gallery starting Friday, March 4th and anytime during the rest of the month of March.

On a more personal note, along this stitching journey, I was also trying to come up with a creative way to propose to my sweetie. So I took him on a hike one day in early February and pulled this out of my backpack…

So technically I completed 31 6×6 pieces in 30 days. Always an overachiever.

He said yes and a week later I got my own artistic response.

I feel so lucky and honored to be marrying this talented, artistic, caring, and most importantly, kind man. Have I mentioned what a wonderful cook he is? It’s going to be a good year.