Happy Valentine's Day!
I thought I'd share this piece of fabric which I created for the January issue of Julie B Booth Surface Design News.
I used my X-acto knife to cut designs out of freezer paper which I ironed onto painted fabric and then painted using a foam dauber.
I really enjoyed cutting the designs within the freezer paper heart shapes. I cut freely without drawing designs with pencil. It was very spontaneous and liberating!
This has given me the urge to try some paper cutting. A blog suggestion by Ersi led me to the site of papercutter, Beatrice Coron.
On her site you can see many wonderful images. She is a story teller and many of her stories are fantastical! This has me thinking about my A Story in the Making class coming up next month. I'm looking forward to getting into the studio to make up my own stories.
You can see a TED presentation of Beatrice's work here.
I've just found out that Mary Jane Dodd is recovering from septicemia. Mary Jane is a peace-filled soul. She started the Flags for Peace Project which gave me the chance to honor a friend. I am constantly inspired by her beautiful works of jewelry and poetic words. I hope you will send healing thoughts her way.