Well–I missed a day–sorry about that! There’s always so much to do to get ready for a show. It energizes me and I enjoy it, but sometimes I bite off more than I can chew! My carefully constructed plan was thrown off yesterday by an email from the local newspaper asking if they could come today to interview me and photograph the quilts in my house. Of course I said yes, but that meant I had to scurry around and straighten things up before they came. It went well, though and hopefully I can post about the article when it appears in a week or two.
Today’s preview is “Fire and Ice” at right. You may recognize the bargello design, but I put a contemporary spin on it by combining the strong bright colors in the middle of the piece with the graphic black and white. It really makes the design pop! This design just flew into my head one day and demanded to be created. This one is quilted very simply with an overall meander design, since the design itself is so strong.
I had this piece at the Artfest last year, but I’ve updated it this year by having it mounted on black linen and stretched over stretcher bars. It really has a lot more presence this way and I’m very happy with it.
Remember the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest is this Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10-5 at McLean Central Park in McLean, VA. It will be held outside and in addition to fabulous art, there will also be great food and entertainment. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area-I’m in tent #24.