Friday, September 5, 2008

I'm done too....

I'm finished too! I can't believe it, but i have already completed my first panel for the BJP 2008! I guess there was so much anticipation to begin, a lot of it was already thought out. I choose a 4x4 square since i was thinking about using a coaster for support and i had a dozen 4x4's in my stash. Alas, i didn't use the coaster, but now have a ready made template for the month's to follow! The fabric was purchased for a doll making course on Joggles I never got around to doing. For the class i had bought a selection of black and white fat quarters since my mom loved b&w. The doll was intended to be a tribute to her, but it just wasn't the right time to create. But now was, and so i choose the fabric with the most movement in it. September was the month my mom died last year so the panel would be interpreted to represent her passing. I found a lovely mosiac face and hands from Sculpted Windows that really spoke to me and knew i had to use it. I had clipped a lock of my mom's hair after she died and found a little glass bottle to put it in. I used #723 delica's and generic black 15's and 8's because i wasn't looking for uniformity - death is not so clear. Red coral chips and 4 mm circles completed my supplies. Taking Grace's advice, i added a layer of cotton batting between my ultrasuede and stiff stuff. I was surpirsed at the weight the panel has and am glad i added the batting. It is difficult to explain, but it feels very calming to hold...SORRY ABOUT ADDING THE PICTURE. ITS NOW IN HIBERNATION UNTIL DECEMBER!

3 comments:

KrispiS said...

How healing that first piece must be. The loss of a parent is devastating, but it does get better especially when you work through some of the stuff.... I bet it is EXTREMELY calming to hold that piece. I'd love to see it.... can you post it on the Flickr site? (see Robin's entry)

heidibeads said...

A wonderful tribute to your mom, it will be good to see it. I hope you're happy with it. Do you have a blog?

freebird said...

So many of us make a memory piece as our first page. Sorry you lost you mom last year.

Hope to see your piece on a blog of your own soon, hint, hint.