I really enjoyed Zooming with the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild yesterday! I participated in Mary Hogan’s (http://marymhogan.com/index.php) workshop, Siddi-Style Quiltmaking–it was fabulous. She had us begin with cotton quilt fabrics and an 18X22″ piece of fabric as a basis along with scraps for the top. Then the layer in between top and bottom is another piece of scrap fabric or muslin. Simple and fun to stitch!
I enjoyed a luxurious time this past weekend participating in an online art workshop. Eric Scott (https://ericscottart.com/online-workshops) hosted a great 2-day class on using your visual journal to reflect upon the past year. He also encouraged us to think about the new year and how you want to spend it. My journal is far from finished but I am so energized and refreshed by this auspicious beginning! I hope to take one of Eric’s online sessions in the near future–he is a wonderful instructor.
It snowed on January 1st–a pretty way to welcome 2021!
I enjoyed working on a fabric piece last week–it’s about 12X16″ in size. Utilized a painted doily that got cut up and mixed up with rick rack, beads, embroidery thread, and a metal button. FUN!
This wet morning I see lots of trails underneath the small layer of wet snow. The paths are making fabulous patterns all around the front and back yards. Inspiration for an art project, I think–or a story.
I enjoyed a couple of wonderful workshops with Ingrid Dijkers (http://www.ingriddijkers.com/main.html) and made a book. Using a recycled folder for the covers and adding plain paper pages constructs the basic book. I then added paint to color the pages, washi tape to decorate the borders, and collaged letters to create favorite quotes. Also included a few favorite songs. What a fun and satisfying project!
I participated in a Maria Shell (https://talesofastitcher.com/ )online workshop last month through the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild (https://www.gaaqg.com/). It focused on strips and stripes to create compositions. I completed constructing my study, 30X50″, although it is not backed and completed. The process is interesting, constantly experimenting and getting the most activity possible with color combinations. A wonderful class!!
A wonderful and unique use of upcycled materials!! https://glenmartintaylor.com/
What a wonderful way to share postcard art in the time of the pandemic. Many thanks to Mark Montano and my fellow artists who are spreading love and positivity through the mail! (http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html) I received 10 fabulous postcards in the past couple of weeks! WOW!!
I participated in Mark Montano’s Postcard Swap last month, which was TONS of FUN! http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html He included a contest to win a gel plate–to make more postcards, I think! Thanks to Mark for a fabulous prize–I love it and I will use it with JOY!