Friday, December 14, 2018

Jenni's House on Snow Day

For this piece, I worked from a photo taken and supplied by Dot Collins (fig. 1).  I created Jenni's House on Snow Day for Jenni Beaumont (fig. 2) as part of this year's Sew Pieceful Bee exchange.

Every project is a learning lesson for me, mainly because I am frequently doing something I don't know how to do...or, it is so unplanned I'm never quite sure how to proceed.  I usually start then "fix-it" as I continue along to its conclusion.  This project was no different.  By the time it was finished, I knew exactly what I wanted to do differently and how I wanted to proceed should I ever be challenged to do it again.

 Photo by Dot Collins                                      fig. 1

Jenni's House on Snow Day    15" x 20"         fig. 2


Monday, December 3, 2018

Bafa Meeting December 2018

The group met and presented their journal page word challenge for the previous month.  Our word was slave (see figures 1-13).  Work related to being a slave to compulsions, emotions, weekly chores, continuing cycles, an engine part called a slave, breaking bondage, being set free and one poignant statement on the subject of human slavery put forth by the country of France, I believe, which read:  "No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.  Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms".  This statement was printed onto Lydie Raimbault's vintage quilt with her own vintage stamps (see fig. 12).  I wished I had written down the artist statement for each of these works.

Cindy Thomas                                fig. 1

Dot Collins                 fig. 2

Sylvia Weir                  fig. 3

Sherry Walker                           fig. 4

Lisa Johnson                                                                      fig. 5

Susan Cornell                                                 fig. 6

Linda Ainsworth                                        fig. 7

Melissa Tweedel                                    fig. 8

Kathy Risinger                                               fig. 9

Connie                                                       fig. 10

Lydie Raimbault  (back)                             fig. 11

Lydie Raimbault   (front)            fig. 12

Sylvia Weir                                     fig. 13