It's reveal day over at Art Quilts Around the World! The Art Quilts blog is a "group of 30 art quilters from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Singapore, and the USA. Every two months we make a small art quilt on a designated theme, and we share our quilting journey and its results here with you. We welcome your feedback/comments."
Our first challenge was a 'self portrait'...and here's my self portrait!
I'm a 'spring' kind of gal who loves, loves, love hand work and
beading! So of course I had to include those elements in my self
BUT...I dislike drawing intensely...so this is my first and last attempt
at drawing!! I used the technique of putting tracing paper on the
mirror (read this in a mixed media book but I forget the name of it!!)
and then tracing your face! Well, this was still no easy task!
Of course I had to add some beading around the portrait because it's all about me and my beading! and handwork! And here is a pic showing more detail of the edge beading and handwork.
It was fun to work on once I had the 'drawing' part finished....but I'm looking forward to our next challenge, which is 'Carnival'! That should be fun!!
So if you get a minute, head over to see some of the great self portraits on the Art Quilts Around the World blog! Each piece is really nice, unique and an insight to each of us participating in this year's challenge.