Friday, April 8, 2011
A Fun Project
I feel guilty that I have neglected you terribly! This little sandpiper is one of the reasons -- I started this in an online class with Jane LaFazio through Joggles.com and became obsessed with getting my little bird done. I am pleased as punch that the bird looks real!
This class (Mixed-Media with Paper & Fabric) has been an interesting learning experience. I like creating textures, but I don't like losing the tactile nature of fabric by gluing paper to it with an acrylic medium. That seems to be the way a lot of mixed-media artists work, but I guess my traditional quilting roots are showing! If I'm working on a stretched canvas I don't expect the finished product to feel like a quilt, but I expect a quilt to look soft and touchable (even if one isn't supposed to touch it).
I'm showing some of my work at a local shop next month and I'm trying frantically to finish some new work. I'll let all of you see it first!