Well, first things first. Tomorrow, August 1 (since I am writing this at night on July 31) the SAQA on-line auction finally gets to pages 5 and 6. My piece is on page 6.
The bidding starts at 2pm EST at $750 and then drops down $100 each day until it is sold at a last chance of $50. So now we will see how much it brings in.
Spent today down at the studio and got to this place in California Dreaming 3 and decided to stop for a while. Well, that didn't last very long.
I finally stopped when I reached this point:
Oh, this piece is about 7 feet across and 5 feet down.
The difference is the white silk screening of birds on power lines, letters, postcards, etc. Following are three close ups so you can see more detail.
This shows the red power poles that march across California (only they aren't red) that I screened on. The round circles and grids on the blue are discharged fabric.
Weeds abound all along the bottom and right side which are made with silk screens that I did using weeds that I went hunting for out some back road.
And here you can see more of the every present palm trees along with the brush circles in pale gold that go across the entire piece.
Then I took out pages of two wallpaper sample books which have mostly country stuff but I am "antiquing" a blue and white page to use as a background in a collage. There are also some pages with "sponge" painting techniques so I can use those as backgrounds. But lots of border prints with chickens, roosters, baskets with flowers, etc...now that will be a challenge to use! I am already coming up with some ideas for weird collages using them...we shall see.
Left the studio and stopped by the edge of the bay and hunted for beach glass. Found a small container's worth...I am collecting for assemblages and collages...I am really going overboard on this collecting.
It has been interesting to reflect on what is happening with the Quilt Art List. There was quite a discussion some time about about how people shouldn't post about getting into shows, winning awards, etc because there were a lot of people who weren't getting in. No more happy dances, no more sharing. What I liked about that was that people usually gave a link to see their accepted work which was fun to look at. Now, we don't see very much of that, nor do we share what is happening in our show life. A few people, now and then, are posting but most of those seem to be newer people. Then we have talked copy right to death. But lately, the talk has been about knitting, mobile home versus trailer versus manufactured modular homes, the new Harry Potter book,cats, cleaning out stashes, cleaning studios, etc. Give me a break. I hardly look at many of the things sent in any more. It is really sad because I felt like it was a community. I mentioned that I had completed 30 pieces of a new series and I got only one response. Oh well. And, while I am complaining, the list is full of people who all have the answers, whether they know the question or not. Instead of stating that "in my opinion" or, "I have found" statements get made that this is the way it is and then someone else is quick to respond that that is not so. Oh my....and the attitudes that rant on and on about something...get a life!
Oh well, I am off to our SAQA regional meeting tomorrow in Petaluma...now that will be fun! And, I will see some great art!