Well, it finally happened! Three of my marbled pieces are now hanging in our living room.
This is a huge event for me since I really have trouble making things with my art. I have all of this lovely fabric that ends up in my fabric cabinet. Why? Because I feel like the pieces are too pretty to cut. But you know I cut them and nothing happened! No fabric police came to get me. The sun came up the next day! Everything was okay!
I still have two more pieces that need to be hung in this group to fill up this area. Now to decide which ones I’ll add to these. Here I come to the fabric cabinet – ready or not!!
This hanging has been a long time in coming. Dave and I talked a couple years ago about me making something for this specific wall in the living room. It started out being a piece inspired by the owner of a bed and breakfast we stayed at in New Mexico. She is also an artist and I love her work. I even sketched how my piece would be constructed. It would include nine different panels attached to each other.
Then after a trip to Hawaii that idea changed to a huge bamboo wall hanging. I planned to print out my picture in panels on fabric and sew them together. Another variation was to have the picture printed as one large piece and then quilted. Below I printed the picture on paper to get an idea of how it would look enlarged. Puddin was there to help with the process.
That project seemed even bigger than the nine-panel idea. Talking about overwhelming!! So I just put the wall hanging idea on the back burner until the marbled pieces were born. With their birth, I just had to put them in that wall space, but wasn’t sure how until I looked again at Lynn Krawczyk and her art. I ironed fusible web between the marbled fabric and a piece of felt. That fabric sandwich was glued to the canvas I had painted – no stitching – just the artwork. What an easy way to get them up and on the walls! Thanks Lynn!
Here are a couple pieces waiting to be finished for their place on a wall.
It feels so good to have my art on one of our walls. I look forward to getting some of my ice dyed fabric up and out of that cabinet too. Thank you for dropping by and witnessing this big step in my artistic life. Do you have the same problem?