It is almost time to pack my suitcase and head to Anaheim, California for the Craft and Hobby trade show where Banners of Hope will be debuted. It has been an absolute ton of work but there is something so satisfying in seeing your hard work come together in an event such as this one. As I have written previously, it is through the Fabric Arts Council that the Banners of Hope came to be. A simple mission statement ‘to advance the fabric arts within the crafting community.’ That is how it all began. One of the banners I created for the project features my Urban Doodles art style and simple word HOPE. Read into it what you will. In my mind it is simply a word that might provoke a conversation about what Hope means to each of us.
Here are just a few of the wonderful banners that have been received and will hang in the Banners of Hope booth in Anaheim this week.