Another month of rushing around but so wonderful to see so many things. I was at the house in France working on my pieces and thinking about the next ones to be created. Then off with my friend to the QG conference in Llandudno,next a trip to discover some of the treasures of amazing Berlin then on to old East Germany to visit friends and now am at the Bristol Guild gallery stewarding at the exhibition. It is full of inspiring work – I love to discover what others create.
I have not had enough time to sketch, which is sad as that is how I often begin an idea for a piece. My two exhibition pieces in my mind are something to do with Japan for a group hanging with Contemorary Quilt Group. It has to be 36″ long but no other constrictions, and in my mind, I am wondering about returning to a cyanotype print using Japanese symbols and stitching. My second project has to involve nature and I did a birch tree study last year. I was cold and sitting on a pile of builders rubble but quite liked my large sketch. I would dye my fleece and hand stitch into the final piece.