I had the good fortune today to have a visit from robin and thom atkins, and thom's delightful wife, jennifer! It was the most amazing few hours of show-and-tell I've experienced in a very long time and I will treasure this memory of their visit.
I think we all know the vast difference between a photo of an original work of art and the work itself, so you will not be surprised to learn that robin and thom atkins' work is even more stunning in person than it is on your screen. I really, really wished today that you all could have been looking over my shoulder so you could have seen it...
Robin brought her beautiful bjp pieces and a few pieces from her new book, as well the book itself...and yes, I'm definitely hoping to be at the top of the list for a copy as soon as it's printed....I think I can say you will all find it incredibly inspiring and full of great ideas for your bead embroidery!
Thom brought his "large" bjp pieces and a couple of his wall quilts, including a partially beaded, totally over the top piece he calls Fire and Ice...so far he's beaded most of the fire and I'd really love to see it when he's finished beading the ice!
I was pleased to share a bit of our little corner of the universe and I'd love to see them all on their next visit...this one was just too short!
And it went by in such a whirl, none of us got a single photo! Next time for sure!