Sunday, January 26, 2014

Back from Freiburg

I have just returned from a few days in Freiburg, where I had the opening of a small exhibition of my works in the gallery space of "quiltart".

Here is Sophie helping me with the hanging - she is almost ten inches taller than I am, and of course used to the hooks in her gallery:

Sophie Maechler hanging Shapes 7, 8 and 9

If you are an attentive reader of this blog you may have noticed that the blue one during its evolution originally was referred to as Shapes 8. However, I saved finishing the binding for when I was finished with the yellow one, too - meant to be Shapes 9. Which led to confusion when stitching the names onto the backs - and when I wanted to put Shapes 9 onto the yellow one, I realized I had already put Shapes 9 onto the blue one. Because I had already closed the seam I really didn't feel like ripping it out again and simply changed the numbers. Not that it makes much of a difference. They could be hung in a different order, too.

Here are a few other views into the gallery:

Attentive guests at the opening:

And a shot of me:

With an official statement about my change of hairstyle, because so many people asked me about it: I really prefer to have my hair completely short. But as my hair colour is changing, the quality of hair changes, too, and I looked like a hedgehog fresh from a severy fight every morning I got up. So my hairdresser suggested to let it grow longer a bit, and she was right, as the increasing length pulls it down a bit. But this as about as long as I am going to let it grow. Looks better than I thought it would, too, I think.


  1. Congratulations, the exhibition looks wonderful!
    It's nice to have a change in hairstyle once in a while. I get my hair cut short every 4 months and it looks very different as it grows out, 2 looks for the price of 1 !

  2. Your exhibition looks really great, and so does the new hairstyle.

  3. Your work looks wonderful hung in that space. And your hair looks good too!

  4. Thanks for all the praise about my new hairstyle ... never thought a simple statement like this would result in so many comments! Makes me feel I should try out as a senior model now. Perhaps there is a career in that waiting for me, after all I am slowly approaching being a member of what a friend of mine yesterday called "the vintage generation".