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Quilt Rehab

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I made this piece in 2008 and it was in a couple of shows. I named it Fragments of a Life. SAQA has a call for entries for a show titles “Layers of Memory”. I thought this piece might work for the show, but there were parts that I did not like.

Here is the original:

When I made it, I ended up filling areas with turquoise paint. I think I dripped some paint and just camouflaged it by adding more paint. I covered some of those areas with some discharged silk that worked with the palette and then collaged some old photos after I printed them on silk organza. I think it is meatier now. You can click on the image to see it larger.

It was good to get back into my studio after 5 days of a nasty virus. It was not easy, but I am glad I pushed myself to finish this.

Flag Day

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I am checking in from my viral stupor. I got hit with a nasty cold virus on Friday, and I now realize I have missed at least four days of working in my studio, getting exercise and generally enjoying my life.

Mr C has taken over food shopping and kitchen duties. I think he is ready for my come back. My temperature is almost normal this morning, but I am still rather achy and lethargic. I think some blue skies and sunshine and warm temps would help.

I took the above photo on the wharf in Santa Barbara last month.