Saturday, August 27, 2016

African Water Lilies Revealed

African Water Lilies
Today is reveal day over at Viewpoints 9 check it out.  This is from my post.  Don't miss Martha Wolfe's earlier post!

Lisa-Marie's challenge to search our stashes and create a piece from discarded and unwanted items was a teeny bit un-welcomed and worrisome for me.  I was concerned that I wasn't going to create a piece that would be interesting.  Surely, if I had discarded something, it wouldn't work now.  Wrong.

But a challenge is not to be trifled with!  I dug into the piles knowing that the discarded and forgotten "stuff" would be a the bottom of each.  And, did I find a lot of treasures! (another woman's trash perhaps)

African Water Lilies:   Created with pieces of a hand-dyed/stenciled shirt bought in an outdoor market in Ghana several years ago, already cut and fused linen lilies (tho' I think they originally were daisies), seven red seeds (also from Ghana) that look like ladybugs to me, beaded flower centers, and some vintage abalone buttons.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We Were Invited Back!

My art quilt group, Sisters in Cloth, has been invited back for a stitching day in the sculpture garden at Greene Gallery in Guilford CT.  This will be our third time, displaying our art work and meeting the public to show them what we do.

A big bonus for us this year is that the Greene Gallery curated pieces from Local Color:  CT Stories for a pop-up exhibit running concurrently.  What a thrill!

Those whose work was chosen are:
Angelina Kendra of New Britain
Barb McKie of Lyme
Judy Ross of Avon
Phyllis Small of West Hartford
Catherine Whall Smith of Chaplin
Kate Themel of Cheshire
Anna Tufankjian and 
Diane Wright of Guilford

Drop by.  Bring your own stitching.  Ask questions. Kick back in a beautiful garden.

BTW Local Color catalogues will be available for sale.