Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Presents for Jillian!
(Above: Katie wearing a dry felted scarf of wool and Jillian's hair. Click on image to enlarge.)
I have several projects on the "back burner" at all times. There will never be enough days in my life to finish them all....and I keep adding to the stack....but, every now and then, I really do get one or two of these "special" things accomplished.
Yesterday was such a day! I created two gifts for an amazing friend, Jillian Owens. I met Jillian the day she had her head totally shaved bald for charity. This experience and the images I snapped became my Decision Portrait piece called Bald is Beautiful. To read about this piece, CLICK HERE.
(Above: Beautiful. 13" x 11" unframed; 17" x 15" framed. Click on image to enlarge.)
The first present was this small portrait of Jillian with snippets of her hair tied with perle cotton as embellishments. The second present was a dry felted scarf made using 100% wool fibers and Jillian's hair. It took only about an hour to make using my embellisher. I hope it keeps Jillian warm in the coming winter months as her hair grows out!
(Above: It's So Hard to Say Goodbye, Grave Rubbing Art Quilt. Reverse. Click on image to enlarge.)
I also finally remembered to shot a photo of the back of my latest Grave Rubbing Art Quilt. I added it to an earlier blog post too.....and I added a few detail shots to yesterday's entry....details of my upcoming public art quilt project called Looking For a Mate. Scroll down to view these "mateless" socks!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 10:19 AM