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.