I’m not sure that they know what kind of propaganda they got, but the Transportation Department for the Town of Mt. Pleasant will hang, “Within a Half Mile of Home,” the walkability map in the reception area! It will replace a picture of a road (kid you not). Gil and I delivered the piece Thursday morning.
And if that weren’t enough, on Friday I finished the upcycling picture to submit to SAQA. This is a landscape built out of vintage linens and features the Ravenel Bridge. My plan was to recycle drawings of Charleston buildings, but that plan did not work; so I went with a silhouette of the town featuring church steeples. The silhouette is definitely application of artistic license–you don’t see these rooflines with this view. Applying the bridge cables (and only selected cables!) took most of a day to accomplish. They had to be applied in layers, background to foreground, zig zagged in place (using a tucking foot to keep the cords in place), and ends pulled to the back.
Goal for next two weeks:
Work on music mobius. Notes are cut out so first up is creating the staff. I made some changes in the anticipated materials because of the availability of fabrics with crosswise stretch which I am hoping will replace need for bias cut fabric.
Conner, Lindsay, ed. Visual Guide to Art Quilting. Published by Stash Books. E-book in Toronto Public Library collection.
This book reviews the whys and how-to’s of art quilting, with contributions by the who’s who of the art quilting world. The sections tend to be concise. There is a nice discussion of why to work in series, an extensive chapter on surface design techniques, and one of the most comprehensive chapters on finishing techniques that I have ever seen (almost worth purchase of the book). This is an excellent general book on art quilting because of the extensive coverage of various issues.