I will be delivering it to my customer next Saturday
it's pretty exciting to have this finished so I can concentrate on other projects
I have entered it in a local show, but have not yet heard if it has been accepted
I have not entered this one in any thing yet -- I think it is a good candidate for Sacred Threads, and the entry for that is in the fall
this one has some unique features -- it is the first one of it's kind that I've done, and I was not sure if I make it look "real" enough -- not like a cartoon -- I'm pleased with the result -- and it's extra special because the shirt is actually made of a piece of his uniform
I was so pleased with this that I've decided to do a similar piece of my mother in law as a young woman -- as they say -- "watch this space"
this picture is the "thread audition" that resulted in my having a gallon ice cream bucket 2/3 full of spools of thread to be used in this process
this piece is moving right along too
the background for the barn is almost complete, then I need to create the tree
this will be ready for quilting before too long
in the last two weeks the ongoing horror on our southern border has seeped into the sanctuary of the art space and has resulted in this piece
it is 8 inches high and 16 inches wide and has been donated to a local artist that is working on a project that focuses on the building of the wall (if you are interested in seeing more about her project you can google Lea McComas and see more)
making the brick for the wall lead me to an idea for that call, so I'm working on that piece too
so far all of the heavy hail storms have gone around us so we are already eating zucchini and green onions and we have tomatoes that a ripening
his duties supervising in the studio and chasing birds and bunnies out of the garden are keeping him busy!