Sandra van Velzen ' Rowing in the Morning'
It's not just the series of boats that she's been working on that draws me to the work of Sandra van Velzen although I love the way she works with photographs, paints , hand dyed fabric and dense stitching to create atmospheric pieces based on landscapes and ideas that are important to her.
We met at a SAQA event at the Festival of Quilts and have maintained the connection, making comments on each others blogs. So it seems appropriate to pass on the 'Liebster Blog award' I received from Uta Lenk to Sandra, who like Uta, also writes her blog in 2 languages; in Sandra's case Dutch and English. Apart from opening a window on art quilts in the Netherlands, the main reason I read Sandra's blog is for her vivid descriptions of the process of making art: showing work at different stages; asking questions; sharing her doubts and celebrating the successes along the way.