Friday, March 20, 2015

Newest Dijanne Cevaal Collaboration

"Lady Jane" (16"x28") started with one of Dijanne Cevaal's original linocuts.  This one from her Medieval Project, inspired by the architectural statuary in Chartres.

I have combined machine and hand stitching.  I always enjoy having some on-going hand stitching project at the ready for those nights that we sit and watch TV.  Therefore, over time much of my work includes both hand and machine stitches.

Lady Jane
This piece's title came from my wonderfully, serendipitously uncovering a piece of border print that was designed by Jane Sassaman some time ago.  Certainly reinforces my natural behavior of collecting (and hoarding?) fabric that appeals to me.  The addition of green French knots in her border print helps relate the image and reinforce the 'leaf' imagery on Lady Jane's lapel (hard to see here that it is foiled in the blues and greens)

Now time to start a new piece for Jon Stewart's last year at bringing me my TV news.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Brief update

There is SO much to do before the end of March.  Why?  Glad you asked.  I am GETTING OUT OF THIS #@$* SNOW!  We are heading west.  And before I do I have a V9-3 Challenge to complete and a t-shirt quilt as a donation to our town's high school graduation project.  (Remember that I was never saying yes again?  That resolution lasted about 30 days.)

At the end of April I will be attending SAQA's annual conference in Portland OR.  Can hardly wait.

I made a small 6X8" piece to donate to the dinner auction.  Pensive Crow is created from an African hand-dyed scrap, stamped with one of my own crows, machine stitched, a bit of pastel stick with the background hand stitched.
Pensive Crow

I have the opportunity to choose a tour of Portland:  Any suggestions?
  • Tour #1: Exploring Alberta Arts District (By private car.) 
  • Tour #2: Exploring Southeast Portland (By private car.)
  • Tour #3: Exploring The Pearl District (By Streetcar and/or MAX)
  • Tour #4: Exploring Downtown Portland (By Streetcar and/or MAX)
  • Tour #5: Exploring Fabric Depot (By personal car)
  • Tour #6: Afternoon Trip to Multnomah Falls (By personal car.  5 person minimum)