Bulletin cover on the left, my sketch on the right, from 2006.
After five years of percolating on the edges of my consciousness, the inspiration began its journey into reality this past week.
I stretched an 84"by 48" piece of Strathmore drawing paper on the wall and got busy with pencil and eraser. No overhead projector - this was done free-hand referring to my original color drawing. Next step will be dyeing the fabrics. I'll keep you updated.
The little sketches stacked near my sewing machine from the end of the winter got attention at last, too. Working back and forth between stitching and painting with textile paints, Prismacolors, and oil sticks was mesmerizing.
Procion on cotton with untrimmed flannel batting showing, these are works in progress.
The bird image near the center was made with oil stick and stencil.
This piece is now resting, as I make decisions about how I want to finish the edges.
This one is about 6 inches tall, Procion on cotton with a kitchen sink's worth of other media including both machine and hand stitching. No title yet... heck, it may not even be in its final state!
Thanks so much for visiting! Have an amazing Saturday.