|Fabric Drying in Southern Alberta breeze after preparation for painting|
I do have a lot of activities on the go - I just haven't blogged about them. There is a smocked dress, a pair of socks, samples of free motion quilting based on Leah Day's work, a challenge piece posted to Dale Anne Potter's facebook fan page ..... All this and now I have my days to myself so there will be lots more. Let's hope the weather continues to be fair! The combines will run!!!!
A little personal update to explain that last comment. My husband, a born farmer from the east, found himself a job last summer working on a harvest excursion crew that traveled from Oklahoma, through Kansas, Colorado and Montana and ended the season in Alberta, south of Lethbridge. He enjoyed being back in fields so much that even a new granddaughter couldn't keep him off the big machines this fall. We are back in the Lethbridge area while he runs a 'big red' that has replaced last years 'green machine'. While he is gone, I can work on my art. I've just completed my first fiberart piece in a long while - a response to a challenge from a Saskatchewan artist, Dale Anne Potter, who is learning the ropes in radio podcasts. You can check out all the challenge pieces on her studio page on facebook. Here is a peek at mine, inspired by a photo I took from my son's deck a week ago. I'm calling it 'Alberta Gold'.
|©2010 Diane Duncan, Alberta Gold. Fibreart 12" X 16", fabric, batting, ink, quilted and hand drawn.|
|One of the 'unfavorite' pieces I worked with|
|Another of the 'unfavorite' pieces|
|Before fabric (under) and strip of painted fabric (top)|
|A messy workspace at the end of the day! |
|The end of a wonderful October Day|