I had an unscheduled weekend for the first time in a long time, and spent most of it playing.
First, I had my weekly date with Jonathan. He's a ham, since his mom and I have taken so many pictures of him being adorable. As soon as we take pictures, he says, "Can I see?" Today he made funny faces. I tried to make faces, but couldn't see to push the button on the phone.
At the February ArtCGirlz meeting, we played with fabric collage and made faces, using a technique from the book by Melissa Averinos. Personally, I want to take her cat collage class!!
This is the face I drew, and where my collage ended that night. Some of the ones in her book have no more than this, and are then enhanced with the quilting. I didn't leave enough background on mine, so was thinking of how to add the face to another project, when I saw an image of a painting by Gustav Klimt. And just like that, I knew!
I added collaged hair, using flowers , a rabbit and a cat. Then I dug through the stash to find fabrics I knew I had that I bought because they reminded me of Klimt's work. Here's where I left her- masked with batting to create the margins of the piece.
At the most recent ArtCGirlz meeting, Lori shared some techniques for making landscapes. I was working from a photo I thought was near Sedona, AZ, but was really taken somewhere in Utah.
the beast back under the machine to try and finish it before the old quilt disintegrates completely. I had been fighting the bulk of the quilt and a friend suggested that might have been some of the trouble I had with the quilting. I remembered a post I saw years ago on Leah Day's blog, and decided to try some "sky hooks". It's not as fancy as hers because I don't want to drill holes in the ceiling, but it seems to be helping me.
I am grateful for:
Aches and pains that remind me I am lucky enough to be growing older.
My grand babies.
My talented and generous friends.
A new series of books to enjoy in the car.
Time to exercise my artistic "muscles".