Some time ago I posted about my acceptance into
a textile art project sponsored by the Niagara Region.
We've had one meeting so far where we got to
meet our fellow artists - there are twelve in all.
I was amazed at their education and experience in the field -
was I the only one who had never taken courses in art?
And had only been working with fabric less than three years?
Each artist will be working on a panel about 2 feet x 4.5 feet -
way bigger than anything I've ever done!
We'll be working from photographs,
translating the image into fabric.
They gave me the juiciest photo of all - really!!!
But more on that later.
Today I finished a necklace I've been working on
for a while, sporadically :)
Not only that, I also LISTED IT!!!!
It was so much fun to make,
and I feel tempted to keep it for myself,
but I'd really like to sell it too.
Also, today the NanoBot and I messed around
with some paint and paper.
She made a lovely bluey-green abstract
which I can't find at the moment,
and which she gave me to keep 'as a present'.
So sweet. I better find that painting!
I scanned some drawings of hers though:
Aren't they the cutest?
She draws straight with pen - and doesn't like to color.
The text in the second picture was written by me - her request.
She'll be turning 5 in May, my sweet little munchkin :)
I hope her world is always filled with joy.
And I wish I could draw like her!
And for my dear friend Asma,
who has a big, blank purple wall,
I made this:
Asma works in Toronto,
so I used torn images from a Toronto city guide,
and added parts of an abstract scribble
that the NanoBot had decorated some note paper with -
since she is with me all the time while I work,
I thought it fitting to add an element of her presence
into my collages.
I stamped on circles with a bottle, a marker cap, even my fingers.
The wall is a deep plummy purple, and my colors
will complement that, I hope!
I wanted to make them all different,
yet similar enough to hang together.
Asma's other name is Emilia,
and I just happened to find a purple E!
Hope she likes them!