Mainly doing this
This may be my fave part of the whole kit and caboodle!
When not up in that hot studio (we had 100 F days all week) I painted a series of trees and flowers
When not in the studio I looked through this old book of mine
It's inspired me to work in more subtle colors to make a tree piece.
when not in studio I also watched a class with Judith Trager on bluprint. She makes unstructured log cabins then paints over them, appliques over them. DH asked for a blue quilt for his office, one to remind him of water or landscapes but a peaceful scene.
my review of the class: some of her individual lessons are inspiring, but her delivery is very annoying. She comes off as arrogant to me, and her attitude is irritating. She assumes her viewers are unskilled artists, and even if it's your first time doing any of the things she mentions (and sister, this ain't my first rodeo) everyone shows up with skills and deserves respect.
I talked to a friend of mine about her, and she asked if I got anything out of the class.
I said, it made me want to use my pieced backgrounds freely, instead of seeing them as the finished work... I want to screen print again, and layer them, even if I cover up the piecing. Take a risk that I might ruin them in the name of experimentation.
That's a good thing to leave with, don't you agree?
I had some thumbnail images printed with the large pink flower painting left over on my fabric sheet, that I made into this very home made looking bookmark.
Markers were used to draw the leaves and flowers, a buttonhole stitch became the binding
When not in the studio I knitted on another pair of socks, this time with bamboo yarn...
I have put off sewing the black on black binding onto the longer green summer quilt, so instead I hung up the smaller one in the stairwell.
Every time I come down those steep stairs (my personal stairmaster) I see it and know I made something!
The United States saw a 27% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the week ended July 5 compared to the previous seven days, with 24 states reporting positivity test rates above the level that the World Health Organization has flagged as concerning.
Put on a mask to help the country... and me.