Entries by Christina Fairley Erickson


Viking Tunic Completed!

Last night I helped my son Ryan finish up his wool Viking tunic.  This has been a terrific learning experience.  We went together to pick out the fabric (had to be wool for authenticity.)  He made the pattern from historic sources and his measurements.  I taught him how to pre-wash the fabric and straighten the […]

Dealing with Rejection

One of the most difficult things to deal with as an artist is being rejected for a show or by a gallery.  It stops many in their tracks… some simply don’t enter shows for the fear of being rejected, others get depressed or bitter over not being chosen, and the worst of all is those […]

Goals for the upcoming year

I find that the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is the perfect time to get a little introspective and to think about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming year.  There are many reasons to take this time and actually write out your goals.  First, by writing out your goals, you help clarify […]

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Scope Creep

Large Unfinished Feltwork at Tieton Have you ever heard of scope creep?  Sounds like some kind of peeping tom that uses a periscope, doesn’t it?  Well, it’s actually where the intent and expectations of a project keeps increasing.  Perhaps I just have big ideas… but I’m finding myself being really excited about the prospects of the […]


Planning an Exhibition

Entry to the old cold storage room now refurbished as a gallery Mighty Tieton is an unique artist community 15 miles outside the city of Yakima, Washington. As the co-chair of Exhibitions for the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, I’ve scheduled an exhibition in their unique gallery space. Today I visited the space-a remarkable gallery created out of an […]

Finding Inspiration Every Day

One area in which I never have any difficulty is finding inspiration.  If anything, I’m too willing and see beauty and interest in too many things.  Right now, my husband, Randy, is watching some of the post-Thanksgiving college football games and I can glance up at the commercials and see the artistic talent and incredible genius in […]


Thankful for project time

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful today to have had a relaxed joyous day with my family, as well as being able to do many of my projects.  My sweet husband did much of the cooking, to help keep me out of the kitchen, as I’ve worked very hard this year to get down to […]

Let’s Journey Together!

jour·ney noun 1. a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. 2. a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling. 3. a period of travel. 4. passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.    Moulin Rouge dans la Nuit I’ve been on this […]