Ever since I finished the massive Earth Stories project I have been making all kinds of art but nothing specific to my media. I’ve been instead enjoying a painting/collage/text class online with Jane Davies.
Instead of doing lessons on my print table which is the logical place, I brought everything to my design table so that I could walk in the studio, see it and work on it rather than go downstairs. In essence my design table has been covered with paper, paints, gel medium, scissors, magazines etc for the past 6 weeks. Finally I said ‘uncle’ I need to make some new work and partially cleared the deck to do so. Now that I am on the last class of this series the design table will soon be all mine once again.
So I have been working on some small COLORFUL pieces for exhibit next year. The first is for FiberShots Community Challenge: Tasty Too! a fundraiser for the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. The theme is food inspired. Nothing was really coming to me except chocolate and that could just be several pieces of brown fabric sewn together! That is until one morning when I was cutting fruit for my morning smoothie. I grabbed the camera and voila I had a basic design!
I will reveal the entire piece soon. For today I finished stitching the kiwi which really reminded me so much how I enjoy working with cloth.