I am finding it a bit difficult getting back into the studio after the holidays. There is so much I want to do that is not art work related. I am hoping that will remedy its self with time.
I did do a big trunk show at the Schweinfurth Art Center on Sunday and that took a lot of preparation. I discovered some themes in my work that I had not noticed before and that is how I structured my talk. I talked about five of them- Animals, Water, Rocks, Plants and Text. I was epically flattered by the attendance of my friends from all parts of my life. I did have fun with it and enjoyed the support I got from everyone. In talking with folks afterward I came across another topic that I could do a whole different presentation on- my use of embellishments.
There was a FAB meeting yesterday and we got to look at Nancy’s newest work. She will be making “postcards” out of these images from the National Parks for a quilt. More evidence of being busy is the fact that I am still working on getting the fabric washed out from the play weekend at the Schweinfurth three weeks ago.
Progress Report: Fox Tails This work is 12” w X 12” t. I created the heads of the fox Tails in the Experimental Surfaces with Amanda McCarver . It was a great class and I learned a lot. The background rock wall is felted wool roving.
Peeling Orange I am to the point on this project where I am doing reflective quilting on this work. I have decided to leave the orange plain and not quilt in that area. I think the contrast will add interest.
Zap It As the photo shows I have made the “It’s” a part of this work. They are just pinned in place and subject to change, but one needs to start some where. I ended up making a second “It” stencil as I wanted a second size.I am planning to hand stitch down the circular “It” add ons after a bit of quilting by machine.
Card- Trust I usually trust that good things will happen to me and for the most part that has been a truth in my life. But the happening in the world at this time are throwing a lot of question into my mind on this subject.