Last month I retreated to the studio in an effort to just chill out. How surprising is it that this is the place where I most am likely to relax?!
I finished Stone Path but could not decide whether to place on my website as ‘abstract’ or ‘pictorial’ as it really is an abstract pictorial. In the end I decided on pictorial as I hope to add to the collection soon.
This piece was inspired by a stone path in a beautiful residential garden in downtown St. Louis, MO. Anyone who has known me long knows I take volumes of images of patterns, shapes and textures and the gardens of St. Louis, MO provided me with much grist for my creative mill.
All of the stone fabric sans one is my own hand-dyed, screen-printed. A large cotton brocade tablecloth contributed greatly to the decision for the final stitching design. To stitch outside the lines gave it more depth and allowed a 3-d effect with some ‘raw’ edges.
Additionally I have been creating new stock for the gallery. From several ‘dead’ quilts (challenges, non-masterpieces and the like) I sewed iPad bags . These have been great fun to make and embellish from my vast button collection. This one is the Aurora Borealis which was part of a group challenge.
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