I have a pile of tops to quilt and finish, and several of them have very tight deadlines, but I didn't feel up to serious work. So, instead, I spent the day "playing."
It's still January, so I'm still working in blue. I assessed the pile of fabrics stacked on my cutting table. The stack has gotten significantly shorter. What would happen if I threw some prints in? I dug a bit and found a piece of blue and white itajime (clamped) shibori and a blue and turquoise batik, both of which I had dyed several years ago. I dug a bit more and added a few other fabrics, mostly tone on tone prints, to the pile.
I started to throw chunks up on the design wall:
And the chunks started to "make sense" to me. I especially liked the large pieces of my batik thrown into the mix:
|Subdivisions #16, 28"w x 32" l|
It felt so wonderful to create without distractions!
The nice surprise? Well, I got an email from the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) yesterday. I had entered Subdivisions #9 in their annual 125-Mile Exhibit. The show opened last Friday in Denton, Texas, and Brian and I were not able to attend (we had houseguests), which was really disappointing.
But I won an Honorable Mention! A cash award! I'm very proud and pleased. The VAST show features all media, not just fiber. It's especially exciting to me to win an award in an art show.