Monday, September 29, 2014

Mounting small work

Making small work is a good break from my usual work. Since the open studio tour I have been planning to do another show with a few other artists and wanted to create small work that is more affordable for people. I came across Melody Johnson's post about displaying small works and decided to try it out.

Here are a couple of my first pieces:

These cradle boards are 9" x 12" and were bought online from Cheap Joe's.

As per Melody Johnson's blog post, I bought Velcro "Wafer thin fasteners". They are peel and stick which makes them very easy to use. I stick them to each corner of the cradle board and remove the protective backing, then press the back of the quilt onto the sticky oval.
If you stick the oval to the cradle board first, leaving both pieces "velcroed" together, then you can press the quilt onto the back of the velcro and don't have to worry about lining them up. It's sticky so it sticks to the back of the quilt.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last days of summer - reflections and sky!

Most days, the dog gets to run around a beautiful field in town. It always gives me a sense of the seasons - the sky, air and colors all change every 4 months or so. The play of light on the grass and mountains, the shadows of the trees and clouds, the wide openness of the view make me feel so blessed to be able to experience this beauty every day.

The lily pond is the the Clark Art Institute and it always calls to me when I walk their grounds or visit the museum. Yes, we all think of Monet when we see lily ponds. Enjoy the scenery!