Saturday, March 25, 2017

Play Time

Most of the things for the gallery show where I will be exhibiting are now completed. Whew!  I have the inventory listing done except for a few woven clothing items that I need to give "names."
In one of the fiber forums a member asked about the gallery show.  So let me share that info with you also.

The Gallery Show will be in Guntersville, Alabama starting April 5th 2017 at the Mountain Valley Arts Council located at 300 Gunter Avenue. The reception will be April 6th from 5pm to 7 pm. I will be there for the reception.
The exhibit runs until April 28th.
Gallery hours are:
PHONE (256)571-7199

I will have woven clothing, wall hangings, art quilts and paintings in the exhibit.
So after that,  it was playtime this afternoon.
The choice was Stitch and Slash which I find to be fun for a project to start without much planning.  I chose my fabrics and did a quick check using my phone's camera to be sure I had a good value range.

Yes,  it is a good range of values. There is a DARK, Med Dark, Med Light and a light. (I am never sure with yellows - they can be tricky.)

The design was decided on, fabrics were stitched and then the slashing started.  I broke a seam ripper - well just the cover that acts as the handle - but it will be okay.

Here is the piece as it is right now.
Do you see a little robot or maybe a space creature?
I am always surprised by the outcome on these!
It needs to be layered on fleece (or batting) and then lots more stitching with decorative threads, maybe some couching and who know what else before the muse says "Hey, it looks finished to me!"

The Stitch and Slash class is on sale now for only $14.99 if you want to play along.  The finished pieces make great wall hangings or pillow covers.  You could also use them to make bags or whatever your muse can imagine.

I hope you remember that play time is important for your creative spirit.
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Barbara said...

Yes, the face jumped out immediately! This for next year's show, perhaps? Playtime is what it's all about for me. I need a surprise in every project. :)

Debbie said...

Too creature. Show sounds exciting!

Jeanna said...

Great use of your play time. I never remember to use my camera for checking values...even though you have told me that a time or two.

Janie said...

Thanks for reminding me of that. I knew something was off lately!
Play time here I come.

Barb said...

You do the most interesting things.....

Vicki W said...

I hope you get a big turnout for your gallery show. I know you'll get wonderful feedback!

Tangos Treasures said...

How cool!! Wish I could come down and see the show!!