Usually entering shows has a reasonable hefty price tag, what with paying fees and shipping, but at the same time i wonder if i don’t do these things, why am i in a group or association??? And in this case, the fee is not for jurying for but costs incurred in hanging the show–and then all are “judged” for awards–i can handle that!
I’ve decided that the latest venture will be for the members show at the 2013 SDA conference (Interface) this year in San Antonio. (I was going to do this one for an Australian show upcoming, but have other plans for that one after all, as i thought i would )The requirement is a canvas/stretcher mounted 12×12″ piece, no deeper than 3.5 inches. I’ve actually sacrificed a commercial print i had in my kitchen as the frame was the absolute size i needed. (Always check the WHOLE house for needed materials before you rush out and get all spendy!)
This is the start of “Mother’s Heart”.
Brazilwood and rust dyed cotton with hand embroidery–so far How perfect was it that one of the chambers of the heart had a rose shape that could be echoed from the main part? One of my favourite parts of working this way is “finding the image”.
Three parts of the heart done this morning. A bit of slow going as it deviated slightly from the original plan, but that’s the beauty of natural dyes and hand embroidery: they can respond to each other as long as you let them listen to each other.
As the deadline for this is April 1st, i’l be spending that pesky spare five minutes, whenever i find them, on this.