“Secret Garden” detail 2012 Cindy Grisdela

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been accepted at the American Craft Council Baltimore Show being held February 22-24, 2013 in Baltimore, MD! The show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center at One West Pratt St. Hours are Friday 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, and Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM. Visit the ACC website for more information about the show.

This is probably the biggest show I’ve done, and I’m excited to get into the studio and create some new work to show. Of course, that probably will have to wait until Hurricane Sandy passes through and whether or not we lose power. I’m hoping for the best, but the wind is really starting to blow.

At left is a detail from my newest piece, “Secret Garden,” that I’ve just put up on my website. A number of people at some of my recent shows have asked for more

Secret Garden 2012 Cindy Grisdela

horizontal pieces, and this one is 22″h x 39″ w. The center is an abstract landscape filled with stylized flower and leaf shapes that I stitched out with thread. At right is the full image–if you right-click on it, you’ll be able to see the texture and details better. I enclosed the garden with wide borders in a rich red and added wavy lines and pebbles for texture, like you might find in a garden path.

This piece currently hangs flat against the wall using two small nails through the eyes on the end of the wooden slat in the back. But it could be framed or mounted with a background to make it about an inch and a half larger all around.

A little closer to home, this week if the weather allows I’ll be participating in the Great Falls Studios Artist Boutique at Artspace Herndon. We had to change the opening day to Thursday, November 1 because of the storm, and weather permitting we’ll be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 – 5 each day. The gallery at Artspace will be filled with the work of over 20 artists in a variety of media, including painting, pottery, photography, fiber, jewelry and more on the walls and on tables in the gallery space. It’s a great opportunity to support local artists and get your holiday shopping started early. I’ll be there all three days and I’d love to see you if you have a chance to stop by!

Artspace is located at 750 Center St., Herndon, VA.


  1. Elena on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Congratulations! The ACC Baltimore show is magnificent! I may see you there!

    • Cindy on October 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks, Elena–I’d love to meet you, your work is wonderful!