Last week, I tried to turn a sketch into a quilt, hoping to capture the same quickness of construction and freshness of line. It was a disaster because I was trying to copy something I had already made and wasn’t really looking at the fabric.
Once I started looking at the fabric, and forgot about the sketch, the face kind of assembled itself. Originally, I thought I would overlay this with some dense machine quilting. Now, I’m not so sure. One thing IS for sure -“the blonde” is designated for show/sale on December 3 at the New Art Center, so she will be finished within the week (when I have said THAT last?!!)
K thinks she looks a little like me. I can see that, but she reminds me more of my mother, or at least, my mother’s generation during their toddler-caring years.