American Craft Council Vintage Photo Project

Do you remember those 8 x 10 glossies I showed you a picture of before?  The piece is completed and submitted. I’m happy to have it done. Below are photos of some of the process.

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And here is the completed piece. The editor said she will notify me when it comes out.  I’m linking to Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday since this is really off my wall now!

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Rusting Photos

The American Craft Council  offered photographs from their archives to any artist who would submit a proposal and agree to use them in a contemporary art  work.  I thought it sounded intriguing so I asked for photos and sent them my proposal to use them in a fiber piece, aka: art quilt.  I sat and looked at the photos for a long time, photocopied them, cut them apart, arranged and re-arranged them. Nothing was really getting my juices flowing.  Finally I decided I would treat them as a piece of fabric.  Suddenly a vision was in my head. The first step to using what I was given was to rust them. I wasn’t sure how they would turn out but I was pleased. Here is the pile out of the rust pan and dried ready for use. Stay tuned for more on this project. Check out the other quilt artists on