I have been working on a technique that I learned from Judith Dale, an artist who designs large art quilts with delicate lines and beautiful pastel colors. It requires a great deal of accuracy and as I am discovering, is more easily done by hand than machine when the curves are tight. I like the finished look but not sure about the time it takes to do! I have made the first layer and you can see the rice paper pattern beside it that I will use to guide me in adding embellishments. I am also trying a new backing for support, a firm non-woven interfacing, rather than batting. I want this piece to look flat, not quilted. I will eventually wrap it around a canvas to finish it. I'll keep you posted.
Here I am at the opening for the little exhibit in White Rock. Yes, my work was above the light switches but it was right behind the front desk as you walked into the building! The pieces were displayed around the lobby so people coming in and out of the community center for various reasons will see them. It is a well lit space. Fun to see how other artists interpreted the theme and great to meet some of them in person. The organizers were there and spoke. I enjoyed meeting them and learning a bit about the arts programs in White Rock. I also found out about the Surface Design group. As always I was inspired and eager to come home and conti