Tuesday, January 24, 2012
My companions and a hot cup of tea....
The studio was hopping today with new and old visitors....I received an invitation to come and speak to a fellowship group from a church and a presentation for their assisted living home next month. Gail brought in her work in progress...so peaceful and her stitches are improving with every new work. I would love to share some of your feed back with Gail so feel free to make a comment for her. Gail is working intuitively in her works and with each step forward she creates an authentic visual poem. She took a new visitor...a guy through the projects here in the studio while I wrote down and firmed up plans for my February luncheon talk. This gentleman is fairly new to The Works and their individual volunteer program and has plans to work as a wood worker in the Wood Shop with our own Wib Mock. Before I knew it the time had run out in my day here...I reapplied the final coat of gel medium as a glossy varnish on the bookmarks from last week's evening. I began to put the first layer of a simple collage to celebrate the last 12 Christmas celebrations of my friend's son Jared. I have the paper design elements cut and selected for the next couple of layers. I am not sure how I will finalize the framing process for this young man who helps us on Wednesday nights, I need to think in a manly way and not so delicate like my other works I have previously created this past December.
I am working on the Monkey Quilt by machine stitching the work. I think this is more durable and will with stand multiple washings and trips to the park with Mom and Dad! I just found out that my friend Angel is having a baby girl this summer! I have several ideas for her baby quilt...a colorful garden of pansies and maybe butterflies....lots and lots of pretty soft colors. Stay warm and enjoy your week in the studio. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart