Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The timing is bad. But the fact is, a few weeks ago I entered an "Obama in 30 Seconds" ad contest, using the slide show feature in Photoshop Elements 5 and the microphone in my laptop. I showed some of my art quilts with peace signs in them and talked about why I made them.

My ad got accepted into the first round of voting! And the voting takes place online this week only, ending on Sunday.

There are two ways to become a finalist. One is to get rated by people visiting the voting website, who will be shown a random selection of ads, not necessarily including mine. The other way is to have people click on my link, which takes people directly to my particular ad. Each hit is a vote. Only one vote per e-mail address.

So here is my link. Peace is Beautiful. http://obamain30seconds.org/vote/?v=view-615-hZkstz
I would appreciate it if you would click on it and watch my ad. I am not asking you to vote for Obama, but I would be grateful if you'd vote for me. ;-) Also, be sure to forward the link to friends and family who you think might want to see it. There are art quilts in the ad. One of them is the "Foot Square" quilt I donated to SAQA's reverse auction in 2007.

The sound is a bit weak, so I suggest you turn your computer sound up and watch it in a quiet room.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

sad news, mixed media books

My mom died earlier this week. She battled Alzheimer's for many years and had been in hospice for several days. I'm doing my best to remember her better days, when she was a warm, loving and creative spirit, who continues to inspire me.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I'm a participant in the Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece exhibit, which has been touring the country raising money for a cure for Alzheimer's. Last I checked, they have raised $157,000 for Alzheimer's research. http://www.alzquilts.com/

I really liked doing the mixed media book for Peggy in March. The topic was "What if?" My pages focused on the questions, "What if calicos spoke French...... and dachsunds spoke German?" I don't really speak any German. Thank you, Babelfish.com!
We've decided to show our pages along the way and not keep them a big secret for the end. This month I'm doing "Small Things" for Terry's book.