Thursday, July 9, 2009
I can hardly believe it... I've been awarded a Folk Art Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission in the amount of $4400 for my tatting. I applied way back in March and only applied because my wonderful wife encouraged me to fill out the forms and send in the photos/samples of my work. It was a juried at both the State and Federal level. The Fellowship is to encourage and enable artists to continue and grow in their work. There will be write ups in the paper and possibly a award ceremony. I can't believe I've been acknowledged at this level, I never thought I would get a Fellowship, especially such a wonderful one, I guess it's time to shout, "Praise The Lord" and do a little happy dance.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Its a crazy week with my ordination service scheduled for Sunday, July 12th and Vacation Bible School to begin the following week, but I've still managed to find some time to tat. The idea for this cross came from a baby bonnet in Aunt Ellen's Tatting Handbook and a similar cross by Sharon Briggs. It is tatted in Flora #20.