Hope this finds you all well.
Today, I am sharing two works in progress. The first one is Maggie Bonanomi's "Turkey Lurkey" piece nearly finished last year. Not sure if it will be a pillow or a wall hanging? Maggie has great designs and patterns. Have most of her books. Love her work and style.
The second piece is my own creation titled "It Takes A Village." Started with weaving strips of fabric ala Jude Hill , adding Sari remnants and various embellishments collected over the years. Eventually, I want to add trees, flowers and pottery?
This abstract style of artwork is so new to me. For years, I have been sewing pieces and quilts which had a distinct form. Quilt blocks which followed a set pattern. Measured and cut with rulers and rotary cutters. To tear the fabric or cut with abandon is so foreign to me. BUT, I want to learn this style. Almost like dipping your toe into a pool of water and then shrugging and diving in.
While I still love the traditional style of sewing quilts and follow numerous designers, some of whom have become good friends, I find myself spending time on line with the Artists who dance to a different drum. Checking out books from the local Library to study different techniques, watching tutorials. Then, I pick up a pad of paper and a pencil and I start drawing and erasing and erasing...
Maybe I should stick with "things" instead of people! Have a good, creative day!