Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This past weekend was the end of another fantastic online class from Pamela Allen and the month sped by so quickly. We really had a great group with lots of camaraderie and sharing. There was lots to be learned along the way. I hope some of it sunk in. Pamela, as usual shared her knowledge and expertise unstintingly. She is a treasure trove of experience. While this class was a lot of work, it was worth all the blood, sweat and almost tears of frustration. I have tons of finishing work to be done over the next 2 months as I will not have much time to do it for a while. The final assignment was an independent study. Mine was a hair tearing, teeth gnashing, many times frustrating journey. My original vision for this piece just was not working out no matter what I did with it.... so most of it finally got scrapped and I borrowed from myself. I guess I just created my first series. It is only pinned together at this point.
On a more up beat note, I finished a small piece that will be a gift. This one I had lots of fun with and also did a lot of hand stitching. I experimented with some techniques that were all new to me. I made "lace" from a piece of organza and did some funky applique. It's called Lets Party.