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Trees, Trees, and More Trees

"Snow Bird"

The Tree
You stand majestically
branches stretched out toward the heavens
receiving the sun, wind, the rain, and snow!

Your presence brings me Joy
you are the constant in my ever-changing life
no matter where I have been you've been there
and where I am going you will be there.

I rely on you for the air I breath
and the shelter where I sleep
but most of all for the beauty you bestow
that inspires creative stirrings within me!

by Ana Sumner
   Artist's Notes                                                          

I hope that your holidays have been as filled with love as mine have been. My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Taos, New Mexico, and see our son and his beautiful wife. We had such a lovely time! We finally had the opportunity to take a family picture in their beautiful, creative home! 
We hope that your New Year is filled with Love!
Another year is coming to an end, and with it, I am cherishing the memories. My heart is full of gratefulness for having met some of you for the first time this year. It has been a joy to share my art with you. I am thankful for all of you who have been part of my life for the many years I have been creating art; your encouragement and love for my art have touched my heart and given me a connection to this wonderful community that I have lived in for 20 years! Thank you! I will miss seeing your smiles!

This coming year will be full of new adventures. My home received an offer and we'll be closing in the first part of February. Yippee! No more house showings! My new home will be in Edwardsville, Illinois, 25 minutes from St Louis, Missouri, where my husband will work. I will continue to create my art, promise to keep everyone posted on all art happenings, and I still will be teaching. In April I will be back in Taos to greet my new grandbaby boy! I will be back in the area for a miniature exhibition at Page Walker in July, and that is only half of my year! Who knows what the rest will bring?

Before leaving, I do want to give you an opportunity to participate in a Beginning Silk Ribbon Embroidery class I am offering in January. Also,  remember I will be teaching at Innova Longarm Network Retreat "Birds of a Feather 2017" in Newport News, Virginia in February.  See more information below. 

Artist's Tip
Don't stop creating because life gets in the way. In the midst of moving, selling a home, and finding a new one, I am grateful that I can go to my creative side and play. Creativity for me has brought a sense of peace in this changing time of my life. I may not be creating new things with my art, but I can explore what I already know on a deeper level. It is like visiting with an old friend and finding something new about them!
I hear so many people put their creative side on hold because they are too busy. I encourage you to make a little time to be creative, it brings a beautiful balance to everything in life.


Beginners Silk Ribbon Flowers Garden
at Ana Sumner's Home Studio

 Friday, January 14, 2017
10:30 - 3:30

To Register:
or call: 919-319-6814
(Leave a message and I will call you back.)

Class Price: $85.00 Supplies Included
 Credit Cards Accepted
4 spaces still available
This entry-level class is designed for those who would like to learn the fundamentals of Silk Ribbon Embroidery. Students will become skilled at stitching several variations of flowers seen in many gardens. The flowers will be worked on a stabilized batik cotton fabric, no hoop needed. Supplies included- just bring yourself and lunch.

Click on picture for more information
On Feb 9 -12 I will be teaching at the Innova Longarm Network Retreat "Birds of a Feather 2017" in Newport News, Virginia. Registration in progress!

I will be teaching an Artful Landscape Quilt class. This your opportunity to learn how to create the wonderful trees that I make!  In this beginners class, I will teach you how to draw and add texture with a basic sewing machine as well as with a sit-down longarm. This is a hands-on class. Please check the website for availability and registration. I hope to see you there!
Artful Landscape Quilt done with a longarm.
Artful Landscape Quilt done with a basic sewing machine.


"The World Down Under"
Through the Needle's Eye
20th National Traveling Exhibit 
"The World Down Under"

Will be on exhibit at:

Neville Public Museum of Brown County in Green Bay, Wisconsin
October 29, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Through the Needle's Eye is a national, juried exhibition of contemporary needlework.
The 20th incarnation of the show opened in the spring of 2014 in Palmer Lake, Colorado,
and will travel to venues across the country for three years, ending in 2017. 

  • Did you know that you can also purchase prints, cards, and other items from some of my selected art pieces? Go to Fine Art America.
  • You can purchase my art at any of my exhibition. Please ask if there is a price list available. 



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