This has been a very hard week with trumps assault on our civil liberties. It has been stressful, anger inducing, frustrating, painful, and scary. I feel traumatized, as each day the news got worse and worse.
But as I write this post I feel renewed. My heart and spirit is lifted with each photo that I edit. I am in awe of the beauty and passion in each and every flag created.
We start by using acrylic inks to paint colorful fabric for each flag.
Then we add symbols and images with stamping and thermofax screens.
Next; meaningful words and messages.
then crop them into rectangles to be strung onto ribbon
Look at Mary Ellen Gale’s beautiful string of flags hanging outside her home. 🙂
I look forward to every time I get to be a facilitator for creating these talismans of good will and love.
In the mean time, I’m determined to try and stay strong and fight the fight to preserve our liberties and freedom in this country that we love. I will do it through staying informed and aware of what’s happening, and create work that is cathartic and meaningful to my soul. For me, that is the only way to get through really difficult times.
Now, I’m off to Mobile, Alabama today to teach a 3 day acrylic inks workshop with a private group of art quilters. See you next week!
March 3rd, 10 am Lecture/Trunk show: It’s All in the Process, Making an award winning quilt and everything that can go wrong along the way. Meissner’s Sewing, Sacramento, CA
April 21-23 Paint and Print-A-Palooza- 3 day workshop, Meissner’s Sewing, Sacramento, CA
May 5-7 Prayer Flags- 1 day, and Paint and Print-A-Palooza- 2 day workshop, SLO Creative Studio, San Luis Obispo, CA
October 5-10 NZ National Quilt Symposium, Christchurch, NZ
Painting Imagery with Textile Paints- 2 days
Tea & Ephemera
Paint & Print-A-Palooza
Blessings in the Wind: Mixed-media prayer flags