Saturday, December 15, 2018

Oh, No, Now What

I continue to explore how to set this figure. Settled on a background, and reconfigured the figure, so to speak. Sit tight, I'm getting the quilting done.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Round Three

Exploring a different background and a change of clothes for this next portrait. I'll keep some of this, but maybe make it all a bit tamer.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Round Two

Another iteration of a portrait. I've a renewed admiration for those who make representational art.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Portrait Draft Begins

I've been included in a small portrait show this January. Since I seldom make recognizable people, it presents a challenge for me. Here is my first iteration. Most fabrics are leftover from the previous quilt.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hung up for the Season

I so enjoy having my work around me all day. It gives me time to study what I like, what I see working, and how it changes in the light. You can see the scale of it here. I'm calling it "It's Hot to Go" because of all the red.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Time to Face the Facing

Part of me says to save this hand work for the evening, watch a movie, slow down and relax. But part of me just wants to get to the next project. And somehow, somewhere, this "finish what you started" attitude has crept in to my works ethic (yuk) and I can't shake it.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

All Music, All Day

While crowds were shopping, I was fortunate to take in two wonderful concerts today. This afternoon a baroque filled playlist, and this evening candlelit medieval choir music. The Genesee River was still, listening as well, I gather.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

On the Longarm

I've loaded the latest (and first full finished piece) on my new-to-me longarm. What fun, what ease. This will certainly make finishing less of a chore, and more enticing. Tomorrow I'll block, then on to face and finish.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Someone to Watch Over Me

Finding my work amongst the hundreds on view at the Rochester Contemporary Members' Show is always a fun chore. But this year -- bonus! I am under constant scrutiny from Individual #1. Can't think anyone will notice my work. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Nearly There

I've three seams to join, then I'm ready to quilt. Now that I've a larger machine to do the quilting, I admit an eagerness to finish the top and load the longarm. This is about 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cookie Day

Once a year my friend and I make these monster Italian filled cookies. It becomes the start of the season, really, and I look forward to this day. Yes, I'll still put in studio time, but when I surface from the deep, I will treat myself to one of these.