Oh Boy, I have hardly stopped to catch my breath lately. Last week I hung my show at Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh with the help of my handy BF. Unfortunately, the lighting in there is not great, but it’s still fun to see all my art quilts on the walls.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, er, I mean studio, I’ve been working on a new piece. It’s a landscape of Bryce Canyon in Utah. I had this really cool snow dyed fabric I bought recently that looked like rocks to me. But when I had it all cut out on the wall, I didn’t like it.
Yikes!! All the values were blurring into each other, just like I tell my students not to do! So I removed the snow dyed rocks and have been replacing them with warmer, glowing, hand dyes. I’m not ready to show pictures yet.
Then as if that all isn’t enough, I took Jan Myers-Newbury’s Shibori dyeing class at North Carolina Quilt Symposium for a day and a half.
We clipped, and twisted and dyed all kinds of beautiful fabric. Jan was a great, down to earth lady with tons of knowledge.
There’s much more- kiddos are finishing school and begging to go to the pool. In this heat it doesn’t take much begging! And frankly, I’m ready for a break!