Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday's Child

This week's 9x12" journal quilt.  The foundation fabric is a piece of cotton duck that I painted on Wednesday.

The image is printed on homespun cotton -- I first tried various methods of image transfer and no combo of anything worked to my satisfaction (printer paper, inkjet print, water transfer, acrylic medium transfer, print on transparency then transfer, et al) so I resorted to the method that always works well for me.

The lace I've had for 40 years...used some of it back then on custom dresses I made at the time.

My obsession with ATCs continues ~ I've done about 15 this week.  I'm just loving them.  I especially like that I'm happy with what I'm creating, not trying to emulate others' work even though I'm using common techniques.  This is the way art should be ~ we learn from others and do our own thing. 

Tomorrow I'm going with a friend to the monthly meeting/workshop of NorBAG, the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild.  Looking forward to dipping my toes in the book arts arena.  Have a great weekend!


jenclair said...

Love that you included lace that has been just waiting to set off this lovely print. Your ATCs must be both a creative outlet and a source of inspiration for other projects. You go, Girl!

jackie said...

This is a pretty piece. I hope you enjoyed the book arts meeting. My pieces are really samples which could become sculptural pieces or displayed flat - not cuffs.
thanks for visiting.

Jeannie said...

So beautiful, Connie. I love the image of the little girl and her cat. Have fun at the book arts group. I am always so tempted to try experimenting with book making. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Irene said...

Everything you're doing right now sounds wonderful to me and I can't wait to see the results. The little girl in lace is precious. It must be great to be able to do so many different things. xox

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Connie. Very lovely and interesting background. I'm especially liking your ATCs--quite original and striking. You're on a roll!
best, nadia

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