My daughter and her friend AnnaLee came to open studio this month. The building, with its rambling halls and multiple stairwells, is just the place to explore with a good friend. But at the end of the day they were thrilled to curl up with a box of scraps and make their own artist Valentines. I made two pillows for the Groton Artist's Valentine sale. Here is my favorite, in progress. I wanted something sophisticated, unexpected. The black is a cool net-like synthetic from a high-end fashion designer's castoffs. The bird is one of my prints, on linen from a discarded kitchen curtain. After I stitched these down, I found some beautiful varigated silk ribbon in browns and greens. I added it as a frame. The results (no photo alas!) is beautiful and will be on sale at the Kalliroscope Gallery Februuary 1 from 2-5.
You can see Jeanne Williamson's contributions here, and Virigina Fitzgerald's here. Wow. There will be some fine work. Come and browse!