me and John James Audubon.
Of course there is no comparison, but at this moment, my life and curating an exhibit based on his work is foremost in my head. I love birds, I love to see them flying and I love their little quirky walk. Since last July, I guess I have seen up close more birds than at any other time in my life, now that I frequent the lake where birds of many varieties, (mostly water birds) are in abundance But I can't say that I like using them as the subject of my art. So when I was asked to curate an exhibit based on his bird drawings and his life, I had to think long and hard about how I was going to depict one or more of his beloved subjects while staying true to my graphic style of working. So here is what I have done to complete two pieces that need to be done by June. This one untitled so far measures about 38" w x 42".
The one pictured standing on his head below measures 44" w x 32" L. The first one is on cotton, the one below on silk. I plan to start quilting the second one this afternoon.
You can see I continue to paint my long stemmed abstract flowers. There is something really soothing to soul in their creation. But the real fun comes when I start quilting them heavily and adding ink for shading. This one with several others I have completed will go with me to Virginia Beach next month as class samples for the class I am teaching there at the 54/40 Quilt Guild's bi-annual retreat.
What's happening on the condo rehab?
For one I am not moving. Why? I have the contractor from HE double L.
He put in the wrong flooring for one. Laminate instead of the wood flooring I wanted. He is using the cheapest materials he can find. When I ask for wood bead board he put in pressed board with a random width look that I did not want. When I told him to take it down, he hasn't. He put in the wrong ceiling fans. Not the ones I gave him both pictures and the stock numbers for. The ceiling fan in the room I was going to use as my studio space has no light attachment. NO LIGHT..... DUH!!! and yes he knew that room was suppose to function as a studio. He painted it white for GOD sake. The bathroom light fixture was placed off center from the sink. Just about everything he has touched will have to be re done if I want to live there. So I am not going to move there. I am going to put it on the market and sell it and look for something else. A place that will need minimal adjustments to make it functional for me.