26 July 2017

In the middle of everything


First, there is some riding lawn mower drama which is taking me to the John Deere dealer in Bangor for possibly a new mower.

Then last summer when I was visiting a wonderful gathering of my newly discovered family through DNA (I was adopted), I volunteered to "do something" with my cousin's grandmothers quilt squares. I though she was talking about her mother Violet, my closest relative but it was her Grandmother (NO relation to me). They were terrible and poorly done which is why (I'm guessing) she never finished the quilt.. I had NO idea what to do with them since they were so poorly sewn and then I watched the current episode of "The Quilt Show". The featured artist was a quilt maker, an appraiser of antique quilts and a curator of shows. I had NO interest in the show but watched a bit of it and believe it or not it was about what you could do with old quilt pieces. I got some great ideas and I will share them and the finished wall quilt when it is done.




Next up is "doing something" with this great piece I made that looks strangely empty. I will cut it out of the frame, add something (tree tops, other birds, something to help fill the vast emptiness) then reframe it MUCH smaller.




I also want to make a few more of these collages (in paper). I just love making them. Photos to follow.





Then the last thing I want to mention is my annual "Maine Event". It is filled this year but next year I think I will try for two separate weekend events. It is three day workshops. I am posting this years events so if you think you might be interested for next year, let me know. I also have room for people to stay here in my home on the Maine coast (Paradise).



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7v3YN3oDC1zUFlja29zMTNNRXJSQnNrMGdYTER2T0ZkLWw4/view?usp=sharing

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful works! I love your paper collage, I think you have used the Curve technique of Alicia Merrett, applied to paper in this case. Great idea!!

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    1. Thanks Carmina. I have never seen Alicia Merrett use this but I love the technique and have been using it for years. Can't wait to get started on this new ones but I have four more landscapes to assemble!

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  2. Ooooh! I love the look of the workshop. Too bad it's full this year. It's not clear I'll be back from my boating adventures in time for next year...

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  3. You've piqued my interest in the old quilt and what you'll do with the bird. I'll just have to wait and see.

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    1. I'm not too worried about the raven but the old quilt square are sewn SO Poorly that I've decided to put a button in the center of each circle. What a mess. You'll see close-ups as I start on it.

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