Thursday, July 19, 2012


I sketched a series of drawings of Dana while she was doing her homework. She paused a few times and I saw a difference in her facial expression and captured it as I sketched. The result was very interesting and I enjoyed the process. I wanted to put it into a quilt and started with a hand dyed apricot fabric and thought I could paint it straight onto that piece but I didn't like the way it was going so I painted onto a white cotton and cut it out and appliquied it onto the main piece. I used intense pencils and crayons to achieve the colour in the flowers and hand dyed the lace. I made flowers out of organzia for her head. I enjoyed doing this art quilt.