My day job is hospice nursing. Recently a patient of mine died after a long long journey. Paul (not his real name) was a painter, a Mainer who took pride in his work, in his independence. He fought for his life fiercely and when his battle ended, he passed with dignity and grace.
After his death his widow who had discovered I do my own painting (barn and house last summer), gifted me Paul's drop cloths. She was not aware that I also am a fiber artist and I immediately took apart one of the cloths that had glorious splotches of yellow paint spilled on it. My first piece using Paul's cloth is a tribute to him with impressionistic lupines. It measures approximately 18" x 18". I did the quilting in yellow, because the whole piece is all about that color. I am undecided on a border and would welcome any thoughts. Would the canvas cloth be too thick to do a bias, would it work?
A close up of above piece.
This is very different from anything I have done. I added Lumiere paint to the yellow, some stamping, and then created the lupines. I am very happy with this and am thinking of gifting it to his wife.
I have made something for Sam, my best friend, my boyfriend, my husband.
He has recently put a saltwater tank in his office. The stand has an opening in the front where he will store the necessary supplies to maintain tank, etc. With wires running down the back and bottles of stuff stacked in front on the shelf, it is not very attractive. So...I made this over the weekend for him. It is 30" x 30".
I did look closely at Kathy York's seahorse, but unlike hers, I did not use painted dots but thread. I included a puffer fish hiding in coral also. My background is a commercial fabric, heavily machine quilted with invisible thread.
Living in Maine with my best friend,Sam, four sheep and a llama, nine ducks, two dogs, one pony and two fish. Oops, make that six sheep now. Working with fiber whether it is paper, felt or fabric, pleases me. The feel of the fiber is important - the tactile aspect of my projects give me as much pleasure as the visual.