We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Monday, 27 February 2012
I have just returned from 2 weeks in India and feel so inspired to make lots of new pieces of work. I usually manage to have a few trips away but this year we seem to have had a few family problems and I just didnt dare go away. My daughter and her 2 friends are currently travelling throughout Asia and they asked me if I would like to join them for a couple of weeks.
Being home for a few months I had decided to do my Voyage quilts based on Yorkshire and I made the piece I first posted but I was never happy with it. The colours were just not right and working with the woollen fabric was awful!
I never ever redo work but this time I have decided to start again....
Whilst in India I took masses of photos of the men in turbans and the beautifully dressed women. They can be seen on my facebook page. Whilst at the Amber Fort near Jaipur I took a photo of lady coming through an arch.
Here is the quilt and I am very happy this time. I painted the background added some painted bondaweb to give some texture and appliqued the sari. I hand stitched some "Kantha" running stitch.
I put the new quilt next to the first one I have now abandoned and the old one is half an inch too short!!