Juggling Projects

I’m juggling a bunch of projects at the moment.  I don’t even know how many art quilts I have in process right now – a bunch – and some mixed media pieces  as well.  Taking and processing photos is ongoing and I’m playing with how I can make those photos work in my fiber art.  Of course, as usual, I’m waiting for more products to arrive: InkAID and more fabric (silk, cotton and organza) to print on are on the way.

Here are two of the current quilts I’m working on in close to finish up stages.  This first one came out of playing with developing some new designs a week or so ago and here I’m using string to audition a FMQ pattern.

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This is the second from this design in which I’m also incorporating photos on fabric into the mix, along with some shibori and sun printed fabric and some printed with my hand carvings.

 

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Water Under The Bridge

For most of this week I’ve been framing most of this summer’s work so I can finally begin to post the series I’ve been working on.  I put together some stretcher strips, glued a piece of foam core board on top of it, then topped it off with the finished art quilt and stapled it to the back.  Last, I added either eye hooks or D-rings and attached picture wire to it. I set out to do a series about my natural environment.  Then I went a bit off-track and tried to narrow the scope of my project to “the yin of it” but that was a dismal failure.  First off, I confused myself.  Then, thankfully, I confused my Crit group.  Then I knew enough to give up the “yin thing,” and get back on track with my original idea, which I’ve named the “Au Naturale” Series.  I’ve already posted the first one here. Here’s the next in the series, “Water Under The Bridge.”  My footbridge photos are from a cemetery in Salem, MA. and the grasses are from the Ipswich River Sanctuary in North Reading, MA.  The sunprint is one of my first from earlier this summer. I embellished with beads and hand embroidery.

From the Series, "Au Naturale"
“Water Under The Bridge” from the Series, “Au Naturale.”

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Water Under The Bridge

For most of this week I’ve been framing most of this summer’s work so I can finally begin to post the series I’ve been working on.  I put together some stretcher strips, glued a piece of foam core board on top of it, then topped it off with the finished art quilt and stapled it to the back.  Last, I added either eye hooks or D-rings and attached picture wire to it. I set out to do a series about my natural environment.  Then I went a bit off-track and tried to narrow the scope of my project to “the yin of it” but that was a dismal failure.  First off, I confused myself.  Then, thankfully, I confused my Crit group.  Then I knew enough to give up the “yin thing,” and get back on track with my original idea, which I’ve named the “Au Naturale” Series.  I’ve already posted the first one here. Here’s the next in the series, “Water Under The Bridge.”  My footbridge photos are from a cemetery in Salem, MA. and the grasses are from the Ipswich River Sanctuary in North Reading, MA.  The sunprint is one of my first from earlier this summer. I embellished with beads and hand embroidery.

From the Series, "Au Naturale"
“Water Under The Bridge” from the Series, “Au Naturale.”

Thanks for checking it out!