This was taken last week in Cannon Beach and thought it could be translated into a small quilt. I scored big time at Goodwill this week finding silk samples in coordinating colors in groups of 4-6. Won't mention how many I bought or how long it took to iron them after a wash.
Think it's been almost a year since I visited here. It's been a busy and fulfilling year in many ways. Recovered well from the shoulder replacement. Have been doing classes with Jude Hill and although I have a quilt top pinned with samples made from the classes haven't sewn it all together yet. I think doing the small pieces is the most fun and am putting off doing the hand piecing until I can figure it out and doing it without aggravating the arthritis in hand and wrist. So continue to do small projects. Had the holiday sale here as usual and sold quite a few of the small quilts and bookmarks. Interesting that mostly fiber art sold, including dolls but not the cards that usually sell.
Taking a pottery class and find it uses many of the same type of techniques as mixed media in surface design. Using some rubber stamps to embellish, having collected them just like my once a year lipstick which were never worn but a few times.
Had planned on doing a gelatin plate print everyday for a year then realized I couldn't do just one and had collected 30 in 3 days so that wasn't a good goal. I like doing them with found objects and nature on silk and can put the new material to good use.
Also taking an online class with Glennis on indigo dyeing and again the silk can be used here. Enough excuses, I mean reasons, to go back a second day for more silk bundles. Still working on getting the vat up to speed, not wanting to use a heating pad.
Looking forward to being more active here.