When I heard about a new call for entries for Ricky Tims' Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, I was really inspired. I hadn't planned to make anything in particular during this temporary time in our apartment before our house is completed. I didn't pack my sewing machine, or any fabric. Not even a ruler. But, I was so intrigued by the theme for the Microcosmos show, I decided to go for it.
Here's the finished triptych.
Each piece is 5 x 7 inches on a specified theme. This is Tree of Life.
This is Winds of Change.
And this is Fields of Gold.
I did have embroidery floss, beads and scissors. So I only bought fabric, fusible and one pigma pen. And I did it all by hand. The design came to me pretty quickly. I've enjoyed the landscapes I've made over the past year or so and I knew I wanted to incorporate the leaf/pod/eye shape that I love so much. (As you know, Sonji loves it too!) I wanted to leaf to act differently in each piece, but still be the same shape. I also knew I wanted to include some text. In this case, it's just stream of conscious writings about the titles of each piece. It's not necessarily meant to be legible, but it sets the tone.
If I'd had more space, tools and materials and would have done some things differently, but this was a good challenge and an excellent creative outlet during this time of limbo for our family.
I will be so delighted if it's accepted for the show.