It was quite nice to wrap up my creative year with this piece.
It was commissioned by a friend of mine in Dallas. She wanted something to hang above her bed and incorporating some of the home dec fabrics she had used in the bedding and interior design of the room. We talked about what elements she especially liked in my work and what themes she wanted to touch on -- home, growth, comfort, family.
I created a contemporary landscape with stacked house shapes and leafy stalks leaning in to shelter the entire piece.
I really enjoyed each part of the process -- the surface design with the handwriting, the hand stitching and choosing the embellishments.
The initial is created with gold foil. I love using denim in my work. I think it sets a tone of comfort. I always felt comfortable in my friend's home, so I am delighted that this piece is a part of it.
I'm always eager to work on small fiber collage and art quilt commissions. You can check out more examples and get a bit more info on the Commissions page on this blog.