I have just received the professional images of the three pieces that Alameda County Arts Commission commissioned me for the Juvenile Justice Center. I haven't seen these pieces since last June and the photos I had taken just did not show the detail. I am blown away by the true color of these photographs and the very sharp, clear detail. These are all about 50" by 40" and one is 50" x 36". The process was a long one to go through and there is another call for the registry but since I had this commission, I am not eligible for this upcoming one...but there will be more, I am sure!
I have done a little bit of playing with my Pfaff embellisher and like what it does, especially the texture created when working with silk...very interesting possibilities but so far I haven't had enough time to really get in to it. But time will arrive in January!
I was down at the studio yesterday...it was in the high 50's outside and not much warmer on the inside. I don't have heating nor cooling so there are some times during the year when it is just too uncomfortable to be down there.
Oh well, more to share later...and this time I won't be gone for so long. I have continued to think a lot about my art and read a lot and have come up with some realizations that I will share with you shortly.