A friend of mine's blog is called Grumpy and Mad. Of course she is neither, well, not grumpy anyway. The same can't be said of me, the moniker should be mine. I often wonder why people bother with diaries and blogs, why do I write one? Of course! - it's the perfect way to get things off your chest. I've just written a grumpy and mad post, vented my spleen and promptly deleted the draft. Of course it's the post you probably all want to read most, the one where I let rip, but no, I'm not going to inflict it on you, besides, I feel much better now.
I am very happy to be on the home straight with my latest quilt. I confess to falling in and out of love with it. At times it's all too much Chanel handbag, but then I spot it across the studio as the light is falling on it and it's a lovely, luxurious jewel. I'm just completing the binding so I'l post proper photos when that's done but for now here's a couple of details.
Having recently taped a video on one of my favourite techniques for DMTV I was really tempted to add a little paint over the whole surface to tame the gold down a bit. Having slept on it, I'm not going to and have stayed my paint roller armed hand. There's a sister piece to this one that is painted and I reckon if I do the same to this one there'd be no point in having two of them!
|"Frosting" - a technique for adding paint to stitched textiles. A recent video on DesignMattersTV.|
I'm really pleased with how the backings are working on these latest pieces. You might remember I created these handwritten digital print fabrics months ago and they've been patiently waiting in a pile for their moment. At least there won't be any confusion over the title!