photo (57)I had a great first day at the Art in the High Desert show! The weather was beautiful, the visitors were interesting to talk to, and two pieces went to new homes.

The show’s tagline is “Truly Original – Made for You,” and it’s really true. I saw some amazing art

Sidewalk in the Park 2013 Cindy Grisdela

Sidewalk in the Park 2013 Cindy Grisdela

and artists doing new and inventive things with their materials. I’m thrilled to be part of it.

One of the pieces that found a new home yesterday was one of my favorites, “Sidewalk in the Park.” I hope it’s new owner will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. The other piece is “Tree House,” which sadly I don’t have a photo of on my laptop here. That was one of my newest pieces and one I hope to make into a series of work, because it’s been very well received.

It’s been a lot of fun introducing my work to a whole new audience of people who haven’t seen it before, especially in a place like Bend where there is a strong quilting presence. Sisters, Oregon, where the whole town becomes a quilt exhibit during one Saturday in July, is just a short drive away.

Time to get ready for Day 2–if you’re in the Bend area, this show is well worth a visit. It’s in the Old Mill District, admission is free, and the hours are 10-6 today and 10-4 tomorrow. I’m in Booth 27, and I’d love to see you if you have a chance to stop by!



  1. Holly McLean on September 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I love Sidewalk in the Park! Its so bright and cheery. I like the way you’ve mounted it too and seem to Romberg reading about it somewhere. Was it you?

    • Cindy on September 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words about my work, Holly! I don’t believe “Sidewalk in the Park” has been published anywhere at this point, but it surely was a great project and I plan to create a series.