Up and Down
It’s been an up and down week. Aren’t they all? It is easy to get caught up in the downs, which is why posting the ups makes for a great antidote.
The artist reception for Creatures Great and Small, my solo exhibition is deemed a success. Definitely an up moment. It is such a treat to visit with friends and family. The exhibition will be up through December 31st, 2023 at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA.
Up or Down?
I am always experimenting. One of the down sides of wrapping a quilt around a canvas frame is the bulk at the corners. So, at the suggestion of Rebecca, longarm quilter extraordinaire, I removed the corners from the batting, BUT left batting “flaps”. This reduces the bulk at the corners, while still allowing the design of the quilt, complete with quilting to cover the edges/sides of the frame. The Senior Executive Director of Studio Operations, aka SEDOSO, hasn’t wrapped the quilt around the frame. It does look like it should work.
Here is the front side. Several people made suggestions on ways I could enhance the composition. Thank you! Note, the squirrel is no longer in the center, instead it has shifted to the right and is balanced by some autumn foliage on the left. My part is finished and right on time to add this little guy to my open studio. More on that next week.
More Down than Up
Who comes up with new interfaces and operating systems? Grrr. Just when I am confidently working with multiple computer applications – bam! – the techies decide improvements and fixes are needed. Did they consult with me? Of course, not. The last thing the SEDOSO and I wanted to do yesterday is go down a tech rabbit hole. However, that is where we found ourselves. For years, I have blithely printed oversize images on multiple pages by printing them as a poster. I was all set to do so yesterday when I discovered this feature had been grayed out. The SEDOSO did come up with a very ungainly work around. Hopefully, next week I can start on the image below, to add to my portrait series.
I finished my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt! Now the question is what to make in 2024. I am scouring Pinterest for ideas and saving them in my Rainbow Quilt board.
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