Yesterday afternoon, I finally got to work on my collaboration fabric that Holly McLean sent me. You can see the whole piece of fabric on this post. One of the ideas that I had for Holly's beautiful ice-dyed fabric was related to winter and wings. I put my pencil to paper yesterday (not without a ton of erasing) and drew out a beautiful wing that I'm really happy with (do I see a Thermofax screen?) and used an enlarged section of that image for my art quilt. Just by chance, I found a beautiful piece of fabric with similar hues which I used as the background fabric then layered sections of Holly's fabric over it.
To highlight the wings, I have brushed white paint over the feathers. Here it is beside the hand-drawn image. My ideas are continuing to develop as I now hang this piece above my work table. I had wanted to draw out some wings and Holly's fabric definitely inspired me to get to it!
Last night I stayed up until almost midnight playing on my journal pages. Some are done and some still need more. Again, it's a great time for me to just play at the end of the day. I feel looser and more open to just see what happens.
Back to my workshop for some serious work. Before I know it, dinner will be approaching fast and I will need to make a grocery store run before that. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!