Week in Review 2022 – 04/29


I thrive on routine. I need change. This week began with routine. My days are divided into studio days and business days. When I am in the studio the world disappears and I immerse myself in the routine of my current artwork. As you can see Bat Sh*t Crazy is coming along. I finished the church of 130 pieces and made a few more townhouses, too. The Ukrainian village is taking shape.

Five townhouses in shades of yellow with blue windows and gray doors and roofs are laid out in various sizes suggesting a hillside. There is a church, also yellow in the center. Above the village is a blood red sky.
I finished the church and added a few townhouses this week. The hillside village is beginning to take shape.

Or Change

I could happily stick to my routine because that is my safe haven, my place of comfort. So, I push myself out into the wide world to remove myself from my isolated rut and experience life outside the studio. This weekend I will be attending SAQA‘s virtual conference: Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art. Do check out this fabulous video featuring what is on offer at the conference. Amazing, right?

Monarch Majesty can be found on Table 4 of the SAQA’s Spotlight Benefit Auction. The bidding opens on April 29th and closes on May 7 at 5:30 pm ET.

You do have to be a SAQA member and pay the registration fee to attend the conference. However, you don’t have to be a SAQA member to view the more than 325 matted 4.5″ x 6.5″ fiber artworks available to bid on in SAQA’s annual Spotlight Auction. Nothing routine about the work on offer.

I will be oscillating between routine and change all next week as I squeeze some routine in the studio and then checkout the midweek conference events.

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By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


  1. Hi Gwyned! Hope to “run into you” at the conference. I’ve decided to pace myself so may delay viewing some sessions till I can see the recordings. But…next year (God willing!) Toronto!! Meanwhile, yes…routines are a Good Thing.

    1. My plan is to attend as much of the conference as I can, including the Cocktails and Conversations breakout rooms. With so many people in attendance (over 450 I believe) landing in the same breakout room has poor odds. It would be fun if that happens.

      I am planning on attending the conference in Toronto. The LOC (local/regional committee) is already busy planning great things. Being the extreme early bird that I am my favorite way to visit at the conference is over breakfast. I’m usually the first to arrive in the dining room and one of the last to leave. There is always room at the table. Care to join me?

      Much as I thrive on my routine, I am enjoying the current break.

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