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I have been working on this piece for an exhibit at Trinity with the theme The Circus of Life. I just had to do this piece because I feel as if Washington DC is a circus with a bunch of clowns trying to govern. Here are details:
I printed resistance words for the background.
It is very therapeutic to work on a piece like this. I am so frustrated with all the bad stuff being done to our country. I worry about how we will ever get back to normal and doing things that are actually good for people and the planet.
I have been having fun teaching my wool felt stitching class on Wednesday nights at Trinity. Here are some photos of the designs they are working on.
I made this rooster to demonstrate adding the decorative embroidery stitches.
So you can see that I have been busy. I am having some trouble getting around because of plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I miss being able to take Scooter for long walks. Today, I went to REI and bought some New Balance walking shoes and orthotics. I am noticing a difference tonight. But, dang, they are kind of ugly shoes and I so want to have warm weather and to be able to wear sandals again. Hope springs eternal.
Well, I haven’t been anywhere, but I have been busy, busy. We had a visit from our California peeps at the end of February. We had lots of fun family time together. Here is Paige at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).
I also got wrapped up in getting my resist piece done. First, I made the letters, using some snow dyed fabric in my stash.
Then I cut up a whole bunch of my pink and fuschia fabric to make one of my collaged backgrounds.
I used some of my own photos and found other copyright free photos on Flicker of the Women’s March in January. I printed these on Jacquard ExravOrganza sheets.
I collaged and fused them to the pink background. It is now ready to be trimmed and backed and quilted! I am quite happy with it. I am going to tweak the colors in the resist a bit with some paint or color pencil.
Here is a detail shot with a photo of Mr C and I.
As you know, I share studio space with my daughter. She is amassing quite a body of work.
The other thing I have done is finish samples for my wool stitching class at Trinity Cathedral.
The first class was last Wednesday. I have two young boys, 8 and 10, a teen-age girl, 3 guys, and several women. My assistant got sick so it was a bit daunting to work with everyone by myself. They had a bit of a problem getting the idea of making a freezer paper pattern for each part of their chosen object even though I demonstrated it with the piece I am making along with them!! It was fun and time flew by.