A birthday tribute to Bob Dylan was tonight's fare, and through the week was folksinging, opera, and bluegrass. My art is so tangible, tactile. I am appreciating the fleeting nature of the "in the moment" art form of music.
About 85% of this piece is made from one hunk of fabric. That it is rich in shape and color helps. I figure that if the fabric has layers and divisions already, take advantage. Another work where I used just two fabrics.
The day started with cutting into these two pieces of fabric, and ended with rearranging them. In between was attending to tires, windows, pests, and a break for some folk music. Tomorrow the list is just as wild.
The rule is that you can plant after Memorial Day. Anytime before and you'll risk a frost, and sure death. But the pots and packs of plants are primed and ready. And they're calling me. As well as the break from printing fabric.
Some of the pieces I make I keep for my own work. But I can't keep all. Still, this one I might have kept. Too late, I've sold it this weekend, and it's gone to another home. I got a shot of it before it "grew up and left home".
The Lake to Lake Quilt Guild puts on a biennial show, and I'm there selling fabrics this weekend. It's a chance to see the quilts, chat up new friends, and catch up on those I know. Visit if you're in the area at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, New York.
Whilst these soda ashed fabrics dry on the line, I've gone out to Geneva, New York to set up my booth at the Lake to Lake Quilt Show where I'll be selling fabrics. It is Saturday and Sunday. Come find me to see how I take white fabric and make it something else.
The current exhibition at the Schweinfurth "Made in New York" has my work on the left. All alone, waiting for company. Which it got today when I and friends visited the exhibit. Grade A to the staff for exhibition well done with a lot of space for each object, well lit, and each object placed with regard to the next piece.
Added to the inventory at the Memorial Art Gallery are more of my silk scarves. That they suggest the purse and necklace (fine choices, I think) to match means you need very little to pack. Like just black and black.
More fabric processed and ready to add to the pile that will go out to the Lake to Lake Quilt Show this weekend. I've got these ready, and more scarves as well. More to make, too. The show is in Geneva, New York at the Geneva Community Center Saturday and Sunday.
I taught a Glorious Prints workshop at Pro Chem last year, and returned home with a different way of printing -- mainly looser and layered. I pulled out a sample piece (which uses every trick I could demonstrate) I made in last week's class and can see it's happened again. Change is inevitable.