I had the last of a three session book crafting class at Trinity tonight. I didn’t show last week’s book because it is a complicated 3-D book which requires some thought and execution of each layer before it is assembled. I will get back to it eventually.
Tonight, we did two books. I used some of my art cloth for the cover of this square book.
The inside is a complicated fold and glue. Here is an idea of what the inside looks like. I think this will get some collaging done to the inside pages.
The other book is a cute little triangle.
You get 3 books in one as you can open up from each of the points and you have 4 pages for writing or doing something artsy.
This was lots of fun and a bit of a diversion for me.
I have been working very hard at getting the quilting and burying of threads done on the Alternate Universe piece.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will take tomorrow morning off to hand out with my friends at STASH.
I asked Steph to come over and take some new head shots for me, without glasses. Here are two that I like and will be using.
The top one was taken in front of my Autumn Aspens. I received an e-mail with the judges comments from the La Conner show about that quilt. I don’t like to enter judged shows because I think they do not understand “art” quilts.
Here are the comments about this quilt.
Best features of this quilt are:
Good choice for background. Nice machine quilting stitch. Thread choice complements overall design.
Areas which most need improvement:
Placement of the leaves does not feel natural.
That last comment tickled me and irked me, a bit. As an artist, I do not try to replicate nature exactly. I looked at many aspen photos when I was working on this. My goal was to show the variation in colors and the way aspen leaves hang in clumps. Here is an example.
Am I overreacting?