January brought me several beautiful Amaryllis
gifts that bloomed through February.
This first bright amaryllis has short stems, 10 inches,
with 4 flowers, each about 8 inches in diameter.
This striped beauty bloomed later on stems about
3 feet high with blooms about 10 inches in diameter.
This last one is still blooming and was a surprise.
It was a gift from last year that
I had hoped might bloom again.
The New Image Artists meeting for February
was close to Valentines Day so we needed a
Valentine theme for the centerpiece
Julia Fogg helped me create cake pops
for the center of the centerpiece.
She made a red velvet cake
for the base of the pops.
Saturday, February 22 was the opening of the
NO FABRIC, NO RULES exhibit at
the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg.
Here, a few of the artworks we saw.
This small piece (20 by 11 inches)
by Connie L. Broy, NOTHING BUT THREAD
is embroidered on recycled dryer sheets.
PACKAGED PINWHEELS (44 by 28 inches)
is by Eileen Doughty
and was shown in a window so it glowed.
Masking tape, bubble wrap, and shipping tape.
This extraordinary art is by Jennifer L. Hand.
WHILE WE HAVE LIGHT....is 60 by 48 inches.
Oak leaves, thread, vellum, graphite, beeswax.
Joan Dryer had two quite different artworks
in the exhibit.
This first one TIME PIECES is 20 by 20 inches
and is of tree bark and thread.
Her FLAG is 43 by 17 inches and was hung
in the center of the room.
She stitched Dental X-rays and MRI film.
Mary Beth Bellah created her
CHICKENS IN THE BEER GARDEN
from Polytex feed sacks, bottle caps, wire, thread,
bubble wrap, and batting. It is 72 by 40 inches.
TRAVEL QUILT is by Sally Cooney Anderson.
It is 36 by 24 inches,
a plastic assemblage using hotel key cards.
My two are at the end and
were mentioned in my last blog.
One idea now taking hold is having each member
of New Image Artists
create one large scissors or is that scissor ?
Each will be identically sized.
Scissors may be a beginning of a group piece.
Opening Saturday, February 29 at the BlackRock
Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD,
HANDCRAFTED: FIBER ART + TURNED WOOD
My SATIRICAL STILLNESS is included.
My ONCE READ NOT FORGOTTEN
of paperback books was included
along with my big Tyvek piece, SEISMIC SHIFT
There will be more news and
in March of 2020