Deborah Boschert I knew immediately that she was someone special. Over the years I was often been amazed by her maturity - to someone my age she's "just a kid" but boy do I wish I'd been as wise at her age. She has talent galore and an incredibly giving spirit. I felt sad when she left Texas but she's still teaching me when I slow down to remember. Today I took a page from her book and worked small & quick on 2 project whose deadlines are looming. I wanted to do these and I'd put them off to the last minute. Thanks Deborah for giving me a kick.A few years ago when I first met
#1 is "On a Wing - Say a Prayer". It is a collage on nicho frame from Ten Seconds Studio. and will be part of their Auction for Breast Cancer. I hope I won't get in trouble for posting it early but I figure publicity is good. Go to their site for details coming soon.
Project #2 is "Coins of the Realm" a small art quilt for C&T Publishing's Call-Out for Liquitex Acrylic Metallic Inks. I did the background fabric in plenty of time but wasn't entirely happy with the results of a resist of flour paste (I will try again). The problem was the white ink didn't show up as much as I'd like. We only got 3 colors to work with and I knew I wanted the metallics for the elements. On those I did stamping & stenciling with bronze & copper. This is a favorite technique of Deborah's and also, Rayma Gillman, another inspiring lady. If you don't have her book "creating your own hand-printed cloth" it's definitely worth the price.
It feels good to be on a bit of a roll but studio time will get interupted once again on Thurs. as we're heading to northern New Mexico to cool off for a few days. I do expect to get inspired there so I'll take my journal and do "a page" of a different sort.
Happy creating; remember lessons learned and thank your teachers.