Karol K.

I like big art.  I think it makes a powerful statement.  I recently learned that I get to do a solo exhibit of my portrait work next summer.  Yay!  I decided that I need a BIG piece for that exhibit.  So I started this grandma piece, channeling my own grandmother, and a dear friend who was grandmotherly.  I have just jazzed her up by adding some trimmings from an old pieced quilt.  It makes her more interesting and authentic, though abstractish.

I have also been obsessed with hand quilting a queen size quilt for a customer.  I have just finished it, and she will pick it up tomorrow.  I started it in early October, taking it with me on a three week vacation trip. 

I generally don’t hand quilt for others, but this quilt needed it, so I agreed to do it.  I do finish quilts for others, on a longarm machine.  I wish I could spend more time on my art, but then I wouldn’t have any mad money.  I’m grateful to have a hobby/business that I love doing.