Learned how to make a repeat design by hand today. Next lesson should be how to make it on the computer, which should be easier! I painted this in watercolor and as usual, learned a lot of things not to do. Don't just cut a square of paper, make sure it is absolutely square. Number the four cuts on the back to help you keep up with them. Take care making the four piece cuts!! I was not too careful about it. But I am sure it gets easier! This could be a great blender fabric, as well as sort of abstract, organic and vegetative.
Here it is as a fabric on Spoonflower. Its for sale! Check it out: https://www.spoonflower.com/designs/10160548-mixed-lettuce-by-worldinaraindrop
2 full days of rain and this morning the sun came out! I had missed it so much, even though I love seeing the rain. Now this afternoon it looks as if it is coming back, but I had a great treat this morning at the Jaycee park where I saw 12 Roseate Spoonbills! They were across the Government cut but I could see their beautiful pink color even without binoculars. So gorgeous!
I have really enjoyed making masks for people and having them happy about their product. But now things have slowed down, even in the middle of a pandemic, leadership has convinced the proletariat that they don't have to wear masks if they follow the example set before them. So I spent a little time today playing and making purses. Maybe I will put them on sale!
Been working on ideas for some fabric that I can print on Spoonflower... I guess the way to get it done is to just go for it. I want to learn how do the designs, make repeats and so on, all that is necessary to design. I started with a simple bunny!
Translated by the Spoonflower site, they become fabric designs!
This is "Bunny Mama." And you can change colors too, add or subtract images. I am just getting to that point, I did one that I called Patriotic Bunny!
To see my fabric designs, go to Spoonflower:
Started playing with scrap fabric from all the masks I have been making and putting together a soothing, but bouncy palette of blues, greens, violets, purples and surprise bits. Here are some of the squares... wonky is fine and no measuring is allowed!!
Lots of giggly bits here, love love love Michael Miller prints!! they are so cute! See the darling girl above with fireflies. Also I have made lots of Hello Kitty masks! and Maryland loved crabs. Manatees, succulents and peacock eyes, yum.
Some Florida flamingos must be included too, and dolphins and orchids!
When I was contacted by the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Museum in Fort Myers about their coming show, Rumors or Reality? I decided to do an art quilt about all the magic and myth surrounding our great lake and dedicate it to the UFO sightings! Here is my description of my work:
In the Land of the Seminole there are many secrets and most of them stem from Lake Okeechobee, the Big Water of Seminole legends. For years these Natives Americans have observed the comings and goings of glowing objects, sparkly discs, and strange flying shapes that disappear under the surface of the lake. Legend links the Seminole escape by water from General Zachary Taylor's troops in 1837 with diversion provided by a "disc like the sun" that blinded the white soldiers, making the escape of the Seminole families much easier in their canoes.
Regularly through modern times, outsiders also have been privileged to see these phenomena, making local newspapers and even causing the formation of a task force to investigate in 1948. "Big O" operated from Eglin Air Force Base and led to Project Red Book that recorded 12,000 sightings in a period of 17 years.
I have printed photos from the battleground where the Seminoles were aided in their escape, incorporated Seminole style piecework, printed newspaper excerpts on fabric, and fashioned replicas of some of the commonly seen flying objects in my piece of fiber art. Decide for yourself the truth of these fantastic flyers.
By the way, still making masks to fight against the Corona virus.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.