Thursday, March 12, 2009

What Fun!

The opening for the Fiber + Thread = Art exhibit was so much fun! I wish you all could have been there. Despite a St. Patrick's Day parade that bottlenecked the traffic in front of the library, we had lots people attend.

The artwork looked amazing in the space. I must say that Jane's idea to mount all the artwork on 18 x 18 inch canvases was a masterstroke; the show looked very uniform, professional, and fabulous. I'm hoping we can continue to exhibit as a group.

I'm still all aglow from the fun.

I've gotten behind a bit on my journal quilts, but I do have something on my design wall for the week. On Monday, Natalya gave me a quick tutorial on using Lesley Riley's TAP paper. Oh, I think I'm going to be experimenting with this a lot; it's so cool! Here's what I'm working on. (I used TAP for the transfer of a picture of train wheels.) What do you think? Nothing's sewn down yet; I rather threw things together. Does it need something else? Should it have a white surround? Should I just sew it together since it's a journal quilt? What do you think? I must confess -- I think I like it (but don't let that stop you from telling me you hate it!).


Judy Alexander said...

I think I like it as is. Great colors! Red is the color I have least of (if any) in my stash. Guess I need to get some.

Natalya said...

ooooh! Vivien! this is cool! just needs stitching now, machine and hand....

PaMdora said...

Hi Vivien, I saw this show on natalya's blog too,b ut she didn't get photos of the reception. I love your piece now that I can see it up close!

It looks good with no border, or if you do a white one, I'd make it pretty wide like a mat on a framed painting.