Well, lookahere, lookahere, I can upload pictures!
This is another 6x12 completed (for the most part). Do you think the fringe should stay...I was planning to trim it but looking at it here, I kinda like it. I went through at least 7 bobbins as I experimented with thread painting. I received Carol Shinn's book in free motion embroidery and decided to thread paint this one...she uses heavy canvas also which takes thread painting beautifully!
These are just me auditioning possibilities at random. The green fabric is my continued writing on cloth in readying fabrics to continue with the Poetry Series. Writing on cloth is time consuming but I decided to do the writing on multiple pieces before doing successive layers.
Back in 2003 when I jump started this journey of quilting I saw myself doing picturesque quilts...human faces in fantasy/mysterious settings. My attempts were not enjoyable...didn't enjoy the realism in applique. The image on the left above was done using a stencil I cut from a picture of one of my great nieces...the one on the right was based on a free hand drawing in my journal of an artist whose name I can't recall but he uses found objects and old pressing irons in his work. The stitched image was done using free motion drawing.
Here are some images from some of my journals:
young man-child w/ dreadlocks
aborted pod from magnolia tree
art from others that I find appealing.
I found a video that Melanie Testa did (on YouTube) of her studio...I've been wanting to delve into doing short videos...I think I'll make it a goal for the month of July...with the first one being a view into my workshop. Hopefully the learning curve will not be too deep.