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.
Friday, 31 August 2012
One Small Step
One Small Step
Coming back from the Festival of Quilts I had too much going around in my head. The fault of too many courses (including one with Pat!) and too many quilts to see. Can one ever see too many? No not really, but returning home and trying to concentrate on one's own work is difficult!
This inspiration comes from the amazing voyage of Apollo 11 in July 1969 that all those over fifty will remember well. Neil Armstrong , the astronaut who took that one small step, died last week and it seems unlikely that anyone else will be on the moon in my life time.
The moon is hand dyed fabric fused on and the sky is Heide Stoll Weber fabric as is the Earth. The Earth is fused onto felt and then stitched to the background. The stars are hand stitched with silver metallic thread. The footprint is FMQ'd as is the surface of the moon.
I well remember the night of this momentous event, Peter and I were in our “courting” days at the time and we listened to it together. We too have travelled a long way since then!