It rained last night and this morning the amaryllis shows drops of water but no damage from the wind. I wait patiently for them to begin blooming once the heavy stalks shoot up from their long winters nap.
I am too tired to wax poetic.
My Surface Design Guild is participating in a show at the local Art Center and after hanging it on Tuesday I felt sore and achy all day yesterday. Good exercise to climb the ladder and drill screws into walls while balancing body and artwork.
This picture was quickly snapped using my phone but you get the idea. This is the Fiber Wall with art yarn, wool mushrooms, a shawl, a scarf, some bags- just enough to wet your whistle, really.
This is the jewelry wall with silhouettes on canvas to display the pieces of jewelry by our members. Filled in with a few shirts nature printed with actual dragonflies and leaves (bamboo on bamboo fiber shirts) by Terri. I covered canvas board with botanical paper and then cut out the silhouettes from wool felt and used acrylic gel medium to attach them. Then we punched holes in the canvas board and hung the jewelry on them. This is the Nature Printed wall with all sorts of items either painted or printed or stamped or collaged with natural materials.
This is the final wall we rented with 12x12" canvas that was no picnic to hang but my Guild friends knew exactly what they were doing and got it up without any fistfights.
This is by Judy and it is a lovely example of quilted collage.
I also love this one by my friend Lori. I apologize for the picture quality- tonight is the opening and I will try to get some better shots before the crowds get too crowded!
I have been on the go it seems since last August- making stuff and getting ready for this show or that event and I am tired. I wake up tired. So much to do, and so little time to do it in, right?
I played around with some paper late yesterday afternoon, making a bat girl collage and mounting it on a water colored background. After scanning it and printing it on silk I sewed it to another piece of fabric and stuffed it with polyfill. Using Teesha Moore's technique of making a fabric pillow I embellished with some beads and will add some buttons too. This is going to be part of a handbag made using lots of small fabric pillows sewn together. I have been wanting to try this for years and am going to be teaching the technique to our Guild later this Summer so I thought I would get started now to have it done by July.
So, that's what I'm working on- among other stuff- I have to share the quilt group I'm in this year and sweater coats and vests and bags I've made from coffee bean bags that have sold before I even snapped a picture! I just can't keep up! The good news is that I am losing weight and I am happy and content- it's nice to have goals and a daily purpose. Not that I didn't before, but it wasn't as stuctured as it is now.
I hope to get more time to write here as season winds down after Easter and as the temperature rises things slow to a crawl.
For now, it's still gogogo!
See you peeps tonight at the show's reception (5-7pm) at the Art Center.
love and PEACE,