Has the last month been a whirlwind or what??? I feel like I've been on a deadline for everything lately. Originally, I was going to try to start my new piece today in time for this post, but then I thought it wasn't a bad idea to take a breath.
I did finish the top of my color wheel. Of course the center poofs a little - I'm hoping once I get it quilted and blocked that will be taken care of. I do like doing a traditional piece now and again to prove to myself that, yes I still can match a point or two. Oh and when they don't quite match up that's okay too. I'll get this layered and quilted soon. I have some good ideas for the quilt line on there. Don't want to let all that nice Kona Black to go to waste!
So, I thought it was a good time to review/revise my
Sacred Threads entry - due by March 9 Erie Museum Spring Show entry - due end of March
- Campbell's Pottery Lily Festival Art Show entry - end of June
- Quilts = Art = Quilts entry - mid August
- Quilt Crosses II and complete Crosses IV
My Studio Move
Thread painting always looks like one big mystery to me. I mean how do they get plain fabric to look so great using just thread? Well - Ellen show's you how! The instructions are clear - the pictures are great - she really equips you to make your own thread painted garden. I've read the book through twice, looked at tons of lily pictures and I'm anxious to get started.
There's one catch though. Once I pulled out my notebook and sketch set Welllll all that white paper just looked back at me. Normally, I have an idea in my head - I sketch it out and then translate it to fabric. hmmmmm - no idea in my head - wait let me check again - Nope - None.
sighhhhh - so gonna try somethin' new.
I'm going to pick a background - build a flower the Ellen Anne Eddy way - THEN build a composition around that. So this aught to be different. AND you got a front row seat to all the excitement! (grin)
Ohhh yeah - did you see my studio reveal on Wednesday?? Cool huh?! Are you going to show me yours since I showed you mine???
So what have you been up to creatively??