Thursday, May 31, 2007


Been finishing up my dogwood piece. I am trying a new hanging idea - stretching the work on a 14x14" stretcher frame. Though against my fiber/textile conscience, I am trying this in response to many, and I mean many, 2-D artists' comments that the public would better appreciate my work if framed. I have also put smaller pieces in a shadow box frame.

I plan to do a series using different printed leaves, on stretcher frames 12x12", for an upcoming hometown exhibit. Just ordered some dyes - hopefully the order arrives next week so I can get started.

I'm off to Atlanta this weekend for the Virginia-Highlands Summerfest. I'll be at Booth 409!


Joy Ely said...

I really like this, Diane!
I think you're smart to take others' suggestions seriously... it can be intimidating to get out of your comfort zone.
I like the way this looks. You may have found your own style here.
Of course, you can always do it your way if you don't like it. :o)

Diane said...

Thanks, Joy. i like the look of the stretched quilt. I'll be doing more.