I've been reading a lot about Sun Printing this morning. It sounds like fun and I would love to try it. But of course the Sun isn't coming out today. It's been raining off and on for the pass couple of days. Boo! Right now I don't know what I want to do next, Quilting, Beading or now that I've take some drawing classes, Sketching.
But here are the 2 beading projects that I just finished.
Oh my! is that the Sun I see. I just know as soon as I get everything set up for Sun printing it'll start to rain.
One of the groups that I belong to is Studio Art Quilt Associates, better known as SAQA SC/GA regional. About 6 months ago I received a 14" square piece of hand dyed fabric and told make some art. Which was good that they didn't ask if I wanted to participate, they just said here's the fabric. Otherwise I probably would never had gotten around to saying yes or no. I'm glad they pushed me to create. Today I will send it off and it will travel through the south for the next 2 years.
Last week I started this necklace designed by Maggie Meister. It's in the Aug/Sept 2013 Beadwork magazine. Anyway, I ran into some problems with the instructions about the tubing that you have to bead around for the stem. The tubing I had was too big, so I didn't use it. I just used the soldering wire that it called for instead. After working on it for a week, and suffering with terrible neck pain, I finally got the stem, leaves and berries done. I thought "do I really want this for a necklace?" " Is the stem firm enough and will the berries stay where I put them, is the whole thing too floppy?" You see, that was what the tubing was for. The soldering wire wasn't enough. OK, ah ha moment. I need to have a piece of art work by this coming Tuesday. I belong to the Hilton Head Plantation Artist Association. And next Tuesday we have to change our exhibit at the Plantation House. So I took an 8 x 8 canvas and painted it black. I made an 8 x 8 quilt, did some hand quilting, made a small quilt put it on top of the larger one and then add what was supposed to be the necklace.
Wah La ! Wall art.....I think its kind of cute.
So it's now April, and I'm finally back to write on my blog. It's only been two months. I guess it's better late then never. However, only if someone is reading it. Anyway, I have been busy creating. My quilt "My New Neighbors" won a blue ribbon at the Palmetto Quilt Guild showed three weeks ago. It was a wonderful show with many great quilts to look at, and my 1st ribbon from my new guild. The following week it was in the Mancuso show in Savannah. I didn't win anything there, but getting in the 1st place is very satisfying. I really enjoy the show and of course spent a fair amount of money at the vendors.
Now I'm working on some beaded jewelry. I finished my free-form necklace and just love the way it came out. I also made a pair of earrings and a bracelet.
On May 3rd, Hilton Head Island has an Art Festival at Shelter Cove. The Hilton Head Bead Society will have two tables outside the Nash Gallery. I will be one of the members who will have work for sale.
Yesterday I finished my Quilt. "My New Neighbors". I am pleased with it, but can see where I would do things differently if I was to do it again. The background is in the style by Gloria Loughman. She is from Australia and I just love her work. The white egret is from a pattern I bought many years ago from Connie D. Roys. A Pine Meadows Design. I just embellished it a little. The birds flying in the background are photos that I printed on to fabric and fusion on to Timtex and than with a little gel medium glued them to the background. The grass is floppy and that is the way I want it. Just tack down here and there.