So, apparently I'm not so good at this making art on a regular basis thing. I have completely lost track of the days and have definitely not gotten my art on everyday. Today I met with some friends who are knitters and did some beading on the embellishment piece while they clickity-clacked away. At the end of the afternoon, they had made some progress while I decided I hated the beads and took them all off. Going to do some hand stitching and then re-evaluate the bead situation.
Last weekend I went to Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara and, among other things, took a class with Janice Gunner. It was a free form piecing class and I brought a picture of an autumn forest in Virginia for inspiration. This is as far as I got so far, will be adding something to represent birch trees soon. I've got a great piece of Mickey Lawler fabric that I have been saving for years that should just do the trick. So, something else to work on this month. I'll try to post a better picture for the next step. And, by the way, Janice Gunner is a great teacher, lots of fun and very encouraging. She demonstrated the technique and then let us all loose and no two students had pieces that looked anything alike. As far as I'm concerned, the best measurement of a good teacher.