I'm in my studio trying to make decisions.
Ian and I went to the RA Summer Exhibition yesterday evening and I usually leave it a few days before I blog about it, to research some of the names new to me and to see which pieces still hold my interest. Lots I liked, nothing that I really loved.
Then I'm deciding what to take on Summer School untutored session next weekend or rather what I should be concentrating on stitching this week. I've got 2 pieces for which the above are the sample journal quilts - the wave quilt is nearly finished, the red flotsam piece not! Like starting a book before you go on holiday, I'll probably start stitching the latter so I know where I'm going with it. Or Not!Then there's my sketching supplies to sort out.
Meanwhile I'm preparing my shopping list for tomorrow when Ian and I go to Sandown Quilt Show. A travel daylight lamp (essential kit for retreats where not sure of good light) and some threads?
A Conservation Biotechnologist by profession, in my 'playtime' I create art textiles inspired by the natural world. I am currently exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly onto fabric. Besides printing paintings and photos onto fabric using the computer, I am constructing densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paint.