Very wordy post ahead....T Tuesday friends can scroll to the bottom for my tea contribution.
Hi Everyone! I am back from Stockholm, filled with amazing memories and energy! As you might remember, I went to attend the opening of an exhibition of beaded flowers that included some of my work. What I did not know beforehand was that it was the entire first floor of the museum and my flowers were everywhere! To say I was shocked, stunned like a deer in headlights and just downright out of my comfort zone is putting it mildly.This was a huge deal in Sweden and was attended by famous Swedish artists, a famous TV personality who gave a talk, as well as everyone and anyone connected with the book and/or exhibition. It was covered by the top two newspapers in Sweden, made it into design magazines and the SAS Traveler--the magazine they put in the lounges and seat pocket of the airplanes.
Here is just a peak as I have not had a chance to go through all my photos yet....
here. For those not on Facebook, I will be posting more photos when I get a chance. The Museum has a very interesting history that you can read about here.
The book launch on Friday night was surreal--invited guests only. I can't tell you how many people came up to me wanting to meet me, hear my story and inspiration. I just kept thinking someone was going to pinch me and I would wake up! Unfortunately, at the moment the book is not available in the US, but I have been told it is available all over Europe and Canada.
The next day was the opening, again there was a short talk by the aforementioned TV personality then a question and answer with the museum curator, my friend, and the floral designer, Gunnar Kaj. Gunnar's website has plenty of photos of the exhibition also. At the end of the talk, my friend introduces me, and the whole room turned around (I was standing in the back) and just started applauding! Talk about a "Sally Field Moment"! How did I walk into this world???
I can keep talking, but won't right now, because today is Tuesday....and I want to show you just two of the gifts (we each got a set) my friend sent us home with...
T Stands For Tuesday friends--be patient, it will take me awhile!
Thanks for visiting and reading my happy news!