Some time last year I agreed to deliver a topic for program at one of our Quilting Guild meetings. March 2013 seemed way far off in the future at the time ....and here it is 1 week away from the big day, yikes! My rant is not about giving a talk on "Surface Treatments" - its about my own personal artistic process. I'm an over achiever and a perfectionist - two characteristics that do me well in my job but are totally horrendous when I am trying to be spontaneous. I fret about how "good" a piece is and am never sure when something is "done". Drives me nuts. Of course if I could just quit my day job and do art all day and night maybe there would be less insanity - but some how I don't think it would make much difference. Of all the things I do in a given week I am amazed I can squeeze my art time in (but I absolutely do!).
So rant over, here is a small preview of one of the techniques I will be explaining. I love making fabric paper - you can read earlier posts here and here.
For this batch I used pages from an old gardening book and spring colours (because I am absolutely fed up with snow, snow and cold temps LOL). I made two birds (one for a draw I will have the night of my presentation - so be there if you are local : > ) that can be used as a gift tag or an ornament. Mine will hang on one of my vintage framed pictures. I'm hoping everyone will enjoy what I share - lets just say there won't be much about quilting! Enjoy. Jewels.