The International Fiber Collaborative has organized the project that will be displayed in Huntsville, Alabama in April 2009. A full size tree will be constructed in Big Springs International Park. Participants are asked to create a 5" x 7" leaf out fiber. I have completed my leaf and will send it this week. As you can see it has shape and dimension. I have added one bead to represent moisture.
In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's 200th Birthday, a group of quilt artists are making postcards. This is my submission. Poe's image is reflected in the raven's eye. In his beak is the word "nevermore" made with beads.
These postcards will be given to a group that will auction them off. The benefits will go to Alzheimer research group.
This quilt was completed for the guild challenge in December. It won 2nd place. I constructed the fish with pieces of fabric. The shading was made with oil pastels. The fish resemble very closely a couple of the koi that we have in our pond. I made the ripples with the quilting lines.
This area has been suffering from drought. Our pond became so low that the back fins on the koi were actually out of the water. We pumped water from the well to help sustain them. Finally in December we began to get some really heavy rains. The pond is back up to full.