|Carolyn L.: Memories of her grandparent's farm|
The third session of Connecting to Memories: The Stitched Word, focused on creating Memory (mind) Maps around a memory connecting to place. This was interpreted in many different ways...from memories of a "touchstone" place such as a family farm or the ocean (Atlantic and Pacific) to a more recent memory of "the debate stage".
|Carolyn L.: Mind Map about her grandparent's farm. Focus on color.|
I demoed a number of different applique and reverse applique techniques and was excited to see how the students incorporated a number of these techniques in their pieces.
Here are some of Jill B.'s applique samplers...
Again...I just love how the challenges mined precious gems of memories and the stitched results.
|Bobbie D.: What is Home? Twenty-nine in 5 different states and 3 different countries!|
|Sue W.: Love of Cape Cod (same with me!) and her new granddaughter whose initials are SEA and whose middle name means "star".|
|Vicki F-L.: The calmness and inspiration of the Pacific Ocean|
|Debra L.: "Pool". Summers there and swim team.|
|Rebecca S.: The sound of the winter wind at night. |
|Jill B.: Her father's giant garden and her more modest one.|
|Jill B.: The elements needed to grow the garden.|
|Roberta A.: On Safari in Botswana.|
|Roberta A.: Following the tracks to find the animals.|
|Judy P.: Jazz band camp...an extended family affair.|
|Judy P.: Jazz and Summertime|
|Barbara B.: Three pieces to represent the three debates (Shut Up Man!, Throwing Shade, So Cute). These were eventually sewn together into a final piece called "Leading Voices" (and yes, the fly made an appearance) that will be part of the Tiny Pricks Project.|
I will be teaching this class again in the Winter session at The Art League School. Click here
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