A friend asked whether I could make teddy bears from the clothing of a relative who had died. Not one bear, but six, a whole herd (flock? gaggle?--maybe just a family) of bears. So I sewed and stuffed and finished the last one yesterday. They don't have bows yet, as we have to decide what kind of ribbon is best. But here they are:
I can feel their little eyes watching me as I type this. And here's the back view:
Don't they look like a class ready for instruction? So that's one project completed. I'm also working on drawings for Susan Shie's Lucky Drawing 106 online class. Having the discipline of assignments and deadlines really helps me to get past the fear of drawing. Like anything else, the secret seems to be "Just do it." Don't sit around waiting for inspiration or some magical/perfect technique--get out a pen and draw something. I won't post drawings here, as they're not yet ready for prime time. But one day, maybe I'll develop the courage.
Our Thread Songs group quilt, Canopy, has been hanging in my house for the last several months, to my great enjoyment. But tomorrow it's off to the Jewish Cultural Center in Chattanooga for their exhibit "BARK." I had been waiting to hear about this last week, and hearing nothing, assumed that it didn't make the cut. But consider what's been happening in Chattanooga--the awful shooting of U.S. servicemen at military recruitment centers, and all the fear and anger expressed thereafter. Plus the Jewish Cultural Center had to deal with a gas leak. So today I got the email asking whether the work was still available. An art show sounds like a good way to find peace after all that.
Canopy is now stuffed into a mailing tube and will go out tomorrow. We're all so pleased more people will be able to see it, and I'm getting better at packing these things. My quilt came home from Sacred Threads on Friday, and entries for the International Quilt Festival will be delivered this week. If anybody in Chattanooga reads this blog post, be sure to visit the exhibit! It will be there until late October.
Next adventure: Susan Shie's Lucky Online Drawing Class 106, starting August 18. Looking forward with some trepidation--but my drawing can only get better.
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Fiber Artist in Eagle Lake, TX. Trying to learn to call the sewing room my studio, and myself an artist. I retired after 15 years in hospice nursing--so now I have the time!.