Almost done with the big piece I've been working on. It's been a long project and I will be glad to see it done. Then on to the next! I'm really loving the digital connection and exploring ways digital fabric can be combined with hand and machine stitch, and fabric collage, and beads, and maybe paint, lol, is what is next. So much to do! So little time.
I came across an artist whose work I love on the Facebook Mini-Textiles page. Boisali Biswas creates with mixed media stitching and weaving. Her sense of color is dynamite. I particularly love the small mixed media weavings she creates and am using her work as inspiration for my 6th graders' upcoming project. Small, jewel like little pieces that are perfect in scale and material choices. Love them! Her larger work is just beautiful too and I am so inspired. Wowza! The concept of re-purposing old pieces of art / reassembling pieces is great and relates to the kantha quilts that I love, too, and the boro sites I've been watching on Facebook. Such a simple idea, but so rich with possiblities.
A day ahead of battling very significant sciatic nerve, foot and ankle pain, with side orders of elbow and hand pain. A to-do list with 47 items and all I want to do is finish my Stonehenge piece. Sigh! I tell myself that someday things will be different and I will have more time (think dog maintenance, here) -- but know that there are no guarantees for any of us. Cheers.