Now for some good news. My quilt "Baños" was accepted for Art Quilts Year XVI: Something to Say at the Visions Art Gallery in Chandler, AZ. This is the first time I have submitted something for this show and I am really happy. It is a real art gallery show and I have heard such good things about it.
Baños is a town in Ecuador that is famous for its hot springs. If you have studied Spanish, you will recognize Baños as meaning "baths." It is a beautiful, touristy little town at the base of Tungurahua, an active volcano and it seems to get evacuated every few years when the volcano acts up. We spent several days there several years ago and I took a photo of an old house with a most amazing vine growing on it. The photo was the inspiration for the piece.
My day is always brightened by the presence of my grandchildren. Four-year-old Sofia is developing a pretty sharp sense of humor. We spent part of the day today reading "Knock, knock" jokes online. Our favorite, by far:
"Tom Sawyer who?"
"Tom Sawyer underwear!"
Feel free to use that joke. Trust me, it goes over really well with 4-year-olds even though they have no idea who Tom Sawyer was.