Sarah has written more details about the show on her blog and I hope you'll go see it if you're in the neighborhood. There is an opening reception on Sunday, August 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. And yes, I'm so so so sad I won't be there.
All the elements of this piece really came together quickly and I am quite pleased with the results. It got packed up and sent to Maine today.
You recognize my beloved green and purple. And my beloved house shape. And my beloved leaves and other growing images. The circles are new, though. I did those by dipping a canning jar in watered down acrylics and printing right on the fabric -- after much of the composition was already in place.
And yes, there is some handwriting. And hand embroidery. And reverse applique -- that's new too!
My mom hand-dyed several of these pieces. Two different times I purchased kits from Pro-Chem for dying 30 fat eights. Mom did the dying both times and I love using every scrap.
I'll definetely do more of this collage/layer/mixed-technique kind of work. Maybe I'll stray away from the green and the purple next time.