Safe in Sebastopol

Birds0001blogWMI just received confirmation that the Birds of Beebe Woods has made the trip across the country safely! So far, this piece has been exhibited in Massachusetts, Kentucky, Texas and now Sebastopol, in northern California. The “birds” have traveled snug and protected in a custom crate that Rob made. Besides being a wonderful husband who builds crates (see below), he makes the wooden shadow box frames, photographs my artwork (including the closeup below) and sets up the equipment for my presentations. I am so lucky to have had Rob’s consistent support all these years. We recently figured out that we have been together for 35 years!


October 24 – November 30, “Birds of Beebe Woods” will be exhibited in Innovations in Fiber Arts VISebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California. A flyer for the event is at the end of this post.

It should be a very interesting show, but it’s too far for me to travel for the opening. I will continue to enter the piece into juried exhibits, with the goal of having it seen in as many different locations as possible.


blow up image of 2″ x 3.5″ detail from “Birds of Beebe Woods


11 thoughts on “Safe in Sebastopol

  1. Wow, Salley – do you stand back from a detail like that in the kind of awed astonishment that we do? I do hope so. Look what your hands have wrought, the ideas of your mind made manifest. Mastery of your art. SO MUCH WORK!

    • Thanks for your encouraging words, Usha. Sometimes I look at all of the detailed work and think that someone else made it. I just love the process so much that it doesn’t seem like a chore.

  2. Your detailed work is wonderful.Lucky you to have a handy hubby!! Looks like a great workshop he has there. Lovely that you work so well together.What a magical world you have created for yourself.It’s lovely to get lost in creating, and with a child’s sense of fun.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. So glad to know that your work is in Sebastopol—not far from where I lived for 21 years. Marvelous. I’ll forward links to your blog and website to my friends, neighbors, and the many Waldorf and charter schools in that area.

  4. I forwarded this to a birding friend and he appreciated the detail of your work, so beautiful, wish I could make it over to Sebastopol!!!!

    • I would love it! The shipping costs to the UK would be pretty hefty, but I would consider sending it over for the “right” show. Please let me know of any upcoming juried embroidery, art quilt, textile or fiber art shows.

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