I am so excited to say that life is officially starting to slow down. A little, at least. And I’ve got to say it just feels so good to be doing something other than packing boxes, organizing cross country moving trucks or driving cross country in a car full of cat carriers, litter boxes and, of course, two cats. We’ve both officially moved to Ohio (a refreshing change after a month of living on different sides of the country) and are happy to be sort of settled into an apartment. (We still have an entire bedroom full of unpacked boxes… but who’s counting?)
All that craziness of course brought on a pretty big crash that I’m just now starting to crawl out of. Most of my projects were put on hold during the move (there was no time for anything fun!) but I was able to work on some hand work in bed a little bit last week.
This is the start of an art quilt I’m working on for the LDS International Art Competition. I got it in my head to make the whole thing out of silk, so I’ve been scouring every fabric store I’ve come across to find the right colors. High quality silk is hard to find, and it’s taken me almost two years to build up the right color scheme! I based the design around a Bible verse (Mark 4:39) where Christs calms the raging sea. I had so much fun picking out colors and drawing out a pretty version of a stormy sea. I’ve officially sewn myself to where I only have the center image left, but I’m afraid I might be stuck there forever! I’d love to have a group of lilies done in an Art Nouveau style- but I’m having a bit of trouble finding the right reference. I keep thinking I’ve got something I like, setting my sketches aside, and then coming back to realize I actually hate it. Ugh. If only someone would invent a printer that could print images directly from my brain- this kind of thing would be so much easier.
One of these days I’ll get it figured out, though- even without the brain printer. 🙂 Until then I’ll just stare at my beautiful pile of silks. It’s almost as pretty as a finished quilt, right?