In the pile of clothes that Wendy gave me was an orange/white checked shirt with beach chairs and an umbrella. Wendy definitely wanted that shirt worked into the piece for her. The sky and water were done with a knit nightie. The top had smocking – perfect for beach waves! Rocks were made from various pieces of other clothing. I added some of my own fabrics for the other parts of this landscape. Piece measures 10×16 and Wendy loves it!
Archives for February 2014
I’ve been working on a new Artful Memory series for my friend, Wendy. Her mom died a couple of years ago and this past fall, she was ready to have some memories made. The first piece I did was for her dad as a Christmas gift. Wendy shared that her mom liked to play Bingo and the slots. She was a good cook and loved her family. The piece that evolved is a Bingo card made of favorite recipes and fabric from a blouse. Photos of her parents were used as the Bingo markers. I included important dates and squares that looked like a winning slot machine! Wendy’s dad was quite touched by this wonderful gift from his daughter.