actually, I've been pretty productive since I last got here to post anything
it feels good to finish a project this big -- even if it did take me over two years to do so!
next up for this series is the photography session as there is a gallery that has expressed interest in having the entire series in their space (pretty exciting that!)
I finished putting pieces in a few days ago, and after looking at it for that long, I've decided it's time to fuse it down, put the "sandwich" together and start quilting
this is already a "did I do that?!" moment, as this entire piece is something I created in PhotoShop from bits and pieces from a number of photos I have in my file
it's time to create the "map" and start thinking about fabrics to do the fusing of this piece
as soon as the background layer is finished, I'll start in on the tree which will not get applied to this until a layer of silk is put on and the first quilting done
a friend of mine makes her pieces by building the individual units that make them up on a piece of parchment and fuses them together then she can put the parts together
I've been thinking about that, and wondering if that technique will work with the materials that I'm using for my pieces
this experiment shows that it will
the picture on the left is the raw parts laying on a sheet of parchment, the picture on the right is the entire unit after I ironed it to fuse it and peeled it off the parchment -- it still maintains it's "sticky note" usability, so this experiment was a success!
except for the two black ones, they barely look related!
the DNA test kit went in the mail yesterday, so by the time she's going in to have her spaying surgery in mid July, we should have a much better idea of just what we've got
(the picture on the right should be titled: "You talking to me?")
this week's activities include my dad's committal service at Ft Logan National Cemetery tomorrow morning, a dentist appointment and a test to determine if my ongoing gut pain is being caused by a non-functional gall bladder (I've been dealing with this since February!) -- it's going to be a full week