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Discharging Crows

I am working on a small 6 X 6 inch piece for a fund raiser for the Portland Audubon Society. Around 100 artists sign up and get a 6 x 6 canvas from Art Media and then create a work of art with a bird theme. They are for sale at theĀ  Wild at Art show in November.

I got this idea to do a crow by blocking out the crow with a freezer paper cut out on black fabric and then discharging the color around it. I used a chlorine based gel cleanser.

I now have to sandwich and quilt it. I want to put a bright colored berry in his mouth – not sure what color.

Here is my fiber sketch for today. I call it leftovers because I made it from leftover scraps. (Editors note: blogging late last night, I forgot the photo!!)

I forgot to mention that I bought a piece from the SAQA auction by Sue Dennis from Australia. It is monoprinted on whole cloth. It was selected for the Quilter’s Guild of NSW 2010 Calendar and appears as the quilt for July. I can’t wait until it arrives.

10 Responses to “Discharging Crows”

  1. jenclair says:

    Love the crow! Just the thing for October–and it IS almost October!

  2. Vicki W says:

    I love your crows!

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Very cool crows, Gerrie!

  4. Karen Rips says:

    I love your discharged crow, and at first when I saw the photo below it I thought it was your sketch and was very impressed you threw that together! Then I went and looked for the Sue Dennis quilt and saw it was one and the same!.

  5. Diane Wright says:

    I just did a huge double take: what, what “discharging crows?!” THAT’S what I”M doing! Only I like yours better ;^) I love crows…and their Aussie cousins Magpies.

    Good for you, buying Sue’s piece. Her work is wonderful.

  6. Jamie Fingal says:

    The crows came out great. what a cool process. They are rustic, yet precise.

  7. I love how you created the crows.

  8. Judy says:

    I love the crow! We’ve had an incredible number of them around this summer, so yours seems very appropriate!


  9. Francoise says:

    The crow looks so good! And I like Sue’s quilt too.
    BTW I don’t see the fiber sketch.