Friday night is the closing reception for the Dimensions 2013 show at the SK Craft Council. I hope to attend that. It will be nice to visit there. I feel badly for missing the Boutique opening. Gosh darn this cold snap. UGH.
|She's Blooming!, 2013. on tour|
Sunday, I'm teaching a Beginner Threadpainting Class at Bernie's. It was postponed due to illnesses and emergencies from last November. I look forward to that class! I love going to Bernie's attic.
I'm also in process with four commissions. One is a secret. (Shhhhh.) One is for a threadpainting of a photo I took at Blackstrap Lake in the fall. (Thank you!) Another is for Y. in Australia. Her husband snapped a photo of these purple trees canopied over a roadway. That will be fun! I have never seen purple trees before.
I did a fast sketch to place the vanishing point over a bit. I'm waiting back to see what she thinks before I start. While they were having spring, we were in the middle of Autumn. The Blackstrap commission is all oranges and yellows, so it will be nice to work on both of these at the same time.
That one is quite busy when you really look at it, so I'll have to think through it a bit to get it work and not look like a giant mash of threads. I've condensed some things, and edited the length a bit. I look forward to working on the deep shadows and bright sun in both these pieces.
The last one is this. It might look simple, but it will be more challenging for me since it's not something I have done. This is a paper pieced wall hanging that my friend J. made. She would like me to add some bling - some texture, stitching, and embellishment. It's hanging in my studio awaiting inspiration.
J. felt the yellow was too overpowering. I will likely use some soft yellow fibre packs I got from Nells Embroidery out of Vancouver. She does custom fibre packs. She's awesome. : ) For now, I began to remove the black threads from the yellow fabric. They were bothering me.
The slope is odd. Most farmland on the prairies aren't on steep hills like that. I'm tempted to round it out a bit. We shall see. I have my ideas... : )
That will be my January. Stay warm!