I knew this day would come eventually.
The sewing machine technician told me recently that the trusty Bernina 1080 that has served me so well for nearly twenty years is on its last legs. It stutters when I push it too hard with my free-motion stitching, among other things. I tried to gain a little more time a couple of years ago by purcha […]
We’re in LA this weekend to visit our son, and we spent most of yesterday at the LA County Museum of Art. I’d never been to this museum before, and it was eye-opening!
“Urban Light” installation at the LA County Museum
We were lucky to get a docent led tour of the highlights of the eclectic museum collection– […]
I’m back from a string of shows and my studio definitely needs some attention!
I’m fortunate to have a nice view of the lake where we live from my home studio. But when I’m in the middle of getting ready for shows, I tend to pull out what I need and then not put it back. So the baskets where I store my fabrics are overfl […]
“Time Travel” Cindy Grisdela
I’m excited to announce that my artist profile was published online at the Arts Business Institute blog today.
You can read it here and leave a comment if you like.
The Arts Business Institute blog is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople hone their skills as small businesspeople to […]
Texture in Process 2015 Cindy Grisdela
I’ve been working this week on a quilt for a project that has to be kept under wraps for right now, so it’s been difficult to find something to post about. I’m at the point now where I can share some of the texture I’m creating though.
This piece is an abstracted landscape in […]
“Fantasy Garden” 2013 Cindy Grisdela 10″ x 20″
What a great week at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair! The weather was beautiful, I met a lot of interesting people, and eight of my wall quilts went to new homes, including Fantasy Garden at left.
The new tent worked out just fine–it was easy to set up and take
As I’m getting my studio put back together after the house was painted recently, a large package arrived in the mail–my new stash of Cherrywood fabrics!
Since I switched to designing all my work with solid fabrics several years ago, my fabric of choice has been Cherrywood. Located in Minnesota, Cherrywood sells beautiful hand- […]
Set up for Craftboston 2014 opening Cindy Grisdela
My booth is all set up for the opening of Craftboston Spring today. The show is in a new location this year, at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, and it’s easily the most beautiful venue I’ve ever exhibited in. It’s an old building with lovely brick floors […]
Design Wall Cindy Grisdela 2014
I gave myself a couple of days off after getting back from the American Craft Council show in Atlanta. Poking around on the Internet to catch up with the blogs I follow, I found a great tutorial for a more permanent design wall to replace the large piece of batting I had temporarily (so I thought) pinned on […]
Hopscotch 2014 Cindy Grisdela 24″ x 24″
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA. The show runs Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, 2014. This will be the second year I’ve participated in this show and I’m looking forward to it– […]
Shades of Autumn 2011 Cindy Grisdela 23″x19″
Shades of Autumn seemed like the perfect piece to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
This season I’m so thankful for all of you who read my blog and newsletter, come to my shows, buy my work, and support me in so many ways. People ask me sometimes if it’s hard to set u […]
Autumn Forest 2011 Cindy Grisdela
Since we moved last year, I’ve been gradually redesigning the interior of the new house. One of the things I really wanted to do was to add some bold splashes of color to the walls. Now, you would think that since I work with color every day, this would not be a problem . . .
Actually, it’s be […]
“Pueblo” 2013 Cindy Grisdela 12×12
It was a great day yesterday at the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest – sunny and warm and the rains held off until today, thankfully!
I had fun meeting new people and reconnecting with those I hadn’t seen in a while. Thanks to everyone for coming out and chatting.
“Meadow” Side View 2013 Cindy Grisdela
It’s been a hectic few days getting ready to go to Bend, Oregon for the Art in the High Desert show this weekend! If you’re on Facebook, be sure and check out their page — just scroll down the photos to see the amazing work that will be shown there Friday – Sunday […]
I took a break recently to go to Portland, Oregon for my husband’s niece’s wedding and wanted to share some inspiration from the trip.
The first day we took a long walk around Portland’s different neighborhoods and walked across the Broadway Bridge on the up […]
Sidewalk in the Park 2013 Cindy Grisdela
The Ann Arbor Art Festival starts next week, Wednesday, July 17 and runs through Saturday, July 20 in Ann Arbor, MI. Practically the whole town turns into an art show for those four days–it’s a unique experience!
I’ve been busy creating a new line of small wall quilts mounted on p […]
Georgia O’Keefe Museum Santa Fe
I spent last weekend in Santa Fe, NM attending the Studio Art Quilt Associates annual conference, and came home with my brain bursting full of new ideas and inspiration!
First the conference. On Friday I took several workshops on topics like being a professional artist, social media, and entering the […]
Bright new pillow for Craftboston Spring 2013 Cindy Grisdela
I’ve just been notified that the Craftboston Spring show is still on for this weekend.
Like so many others, I was horrified by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday and my heart goes out to all those who were injured or lost loved ones there at the race. Marathons a […]