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.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
When I started working on this quilt, my intension was to use it for our theme for this year. But I am not certain and the main reason for that is that I am wondering whether it will fit it with the other quilts I intend to make. I know that question cannot be answered before I have completed the other ones :-). So for the moment this is my first quilt for this year. Maybe I will change my mind and switch it for another one later in the year. The fabrics I used for this abstracted leaf are my own hand dyed ones.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Here is my first quilt for the 2015 "Nature Abstracted" theme. I have title it "Mirage" because I am so saddened and touched by the plight of the butterflies in our world. They are disappearing and their loss will be tragic. Butterflies are the gentlest of nature's creatures and it seems that the gentlest are the most vulnerable. I used commercial and hand-dyed fabrics for this quilt. It is raw-edge appliqued and machine quilted.
My focus for 2015 appears to be on "wings", but I may "flutter off" in a slightly different direction if something striking catches my eye, although I will continue to emphasize the gentler aspects of Nature.