Friday, April 10, 2009
Gilly in a magazine
I rode today but didn't get any pictures so I thought I would post a picture of the rug I hooked several years ago of my boy Gilly. He was a yearling in this picture I used for this rug. It was featured in Early American Life magazine's 2005 Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Gilly's rug was sent to the magazine headquarters in Shaker Heights, Ohio to be photographed for the magazine. I was thrilled that my rug and especially one with Gilly on it was going to be in the magazine! Below is the picture from the magazine; photographed at Hancock Shaker Village in a museum setting. My rug earned a ranking of "museum quality" from the judges.
This was the second year that my work had been chosen for the directory but the first and only one in the magazine. In all my work was chosen for the directory all four years that I submitted my work, 2004-2007.
I have also done some horse portrait rugs for clients; here are two of them. This horse's name is "Whoop-Te-Do" and the client picked the colors and helped design the rug.
This one is a hunter/jumper named "Massandro" for a clients daughter; her favorite horse. It was a gift for Christmas, she was thrilled!
I haven't hooked for awhile since I have been working more with Gilly and with the economy the way it is right now, the market is down for buying pricey custom work. Will I go back to hooking, at some point. Right now my mind is on learning to ride and work with Gilly, this is just way too much fun!!!