Where do your priorities lie? I’m finding this question more and more difficult to answer with each shelter in place day. My priorities seem to flit from laser focus to laser focus the way a hummingbird sips nectar from one flower to the next only to dart over to a completely different garden. The upshot is I have very little concrete from my studio to share this week.
I haven’t given up on my hundred days of drawing. I completed day #83 this morning. I am fine tuning my drawing skills with the help of YouTube video tutorials. This week has included several drawings based on Chandra Art. I love her sense of fantasy, the flourishes she adds, and the way she combines flowers and girls.
When I wasn’t drawing, I was developing a blue print for my SAQA Benefit Auction quilt. This is an annual event to raise money for SAQA, whose mission is to promote the art quilt as a fine art medium. Only SAQA members contribute work, but members and non-members alike may bid on the work. The caliber of the work is outstanding. The creativity and talent is awe inspiring. So, it can be intimidating to contribute a piece to virtually hang with the collection.
I am fortunate to live in one of the older towns south of Boston, Massachusetts. It is a town that treasurer’s its early homes. They have been maintained and altered over the years. What fascinates me are the unexpected roof lines. My auction contribution will be an interpretation of my neighbor’s home. I’ve been busy drafting a blue print which I hope will allow me to paper piece the house. The quilt must be 12″ x 12″, which means those window frames are very slim and tricky to piece. I may cave and recreate them with thread. We shall see.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.