I hope your summer (and for those on the other side of the equator, your winter) is happy and fulfilling. My summer is flying by. I'm extremely busy at work and at home. In my studio, I am happily auditioning fabrics and supplies for the Santa Maria: New World Rose block that I will be teaching in February 2014 at The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy. Click HERE and scroll down to Class 405 to read a class description.
In the Fine Arts world, artist frequently work in series. As series is usually when an artist creates several pieces that explore the same theme. Some artist work in a series for a few pieces and some work in a series their entire career. Sometimes, the work that comes out of a series is referred to as a "Period". A famous example is Picasso's Blue Period. One of my favorite artist and his series is Wayne Thiebaud Cakes and Pies. When my medium was oil and watercolor, I too used to work in series. In fabric, not so much. I'm not sure why. Which leads me to the title of this blog, Second Chance. I am stitching another Santa Maria block in preparation for the upcoming class. I don't think I have ever stitched a second of anything on purpose. I am so happy that I am. On the second block I have the opportunity to fix all the little design flaws that I was only able to pick up on after the original block was completely stitched. And of course drive me crazy every time I look at it! Arrgh! So the class block will not be EXACTLY the same - because it will be BETTER! At least in my humble opinion.
|So much happier with the flower wreath!!!|
Until next time...
Mercy in hot, humid, sunny Miami