I've almost a dozen bags of scraps ready to give away, and that leaves me room to get to the stash on the shelves. Although my work uses mostly fabric I've made, I do use these commercial fabrics for practice work, ideas, and finishing. Plus, I love them too.
I've added another work from the exhibit at the Rundel Library "The Art of the Book" because it is such a wonder in lightness and volume. The scale is large, and there are several works of equal size on view. The show is downtown Rochester, NY until January 9, 2019.
"Kalpa" by Symmetry Labs and Alexander Green is installed just next to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center where it changes color via interaction with the crowd. As I left a concert nearby, the cold air, the quiet crowd, and the tree's glow stayed with me.
Ruth White, a fellow fiber artist from Ithaca, bought this from a SAQA auction, I believe, in 2008. She supported fiber artists, encouraged them, and let us know our worth. After her death, I inherited "Little Red" and now have this to remember Ruth.
Some wait for spring, but I know I will be on the road by then. For me the sweet spot is winter. I'm starting with the bins of fabric scraps. This is the first bag up scraps to give away to friends who will use them in their work.
Aside from spending most of the day at the Genesee Valley Quilt Club's meeting (with a rally to quilt well from Genie Barnes) I raked these leaves caught last week in all their glory. As I write, they are down, and out at the curb.
At the opening of the "Art of the Book" was an international gathering of art made from books (altered book category) and book art (books from diverse media) at the Central Library in Rochester tonight. This collage by Gareth Fitzgerald Barry called "Narrative Portrait: Frederick Douglass" hit me.
This is an extra post for today. I thought perhaps some of my peeps in the GVQC quilt club here in Rochester, New York might pass along the word that my Handi Quilter 16 is for sale at $900 or best offer. So, here are two photos before I took it apart. The two oak tables go with the machine and act as the base. It is gently used, never commercially, and in fair condition. Find me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
With dyes ready to go it seemed a shame not to take an afternoon and use them. I often use my table, coated in white plastic, as the surface for monoprinting. And I make pieces that are a generous yard in size.