I met Jandel several years ago because we were introduced by a mutual friend who was a physician in Denver and who we "scootered" with on many weekends.
Here's the fourth and final panel for my commission.
An artist chooses what goes into a composition and I am no different.
I am influenced by my upbringing, my environment, my friends & family, my work, my education, and my beliefs. So when I chose to include Elizabeth Iliff in my 3rd panel, it wasn't because she married the richest man in Colorado. And it wasn't because she started the Iliff School of Theology. It was because she came to Denver as a Singer sewing Machine Rep!
There is always a lot of "me" in all my fiber art pieces.
I am loving creating these pieces. I am learning so much about the history of Denver and can't wait to complete the final panel. My goal is to do this in a couple more days and then, on to the sewing the rows together. I'm really hoping that I can make this work into a 36" square. It's going to be challenging, for sure.
Here's the second panel.
I found a way to speed up the process so I can now make 2-1/2 rows per day. So now, I expect to finish the first layer of all 4 panels by the end of September. Then, I will start the quilting, binding and mounting of each panel.
Working in fiber is always tricky since fabric is so flexible. And, in this piece, there are so many seams that even the slightest change in the seam width can change the overall measurement. So this is what keeps me up at night.
However, I know that making art is just problem solving creatively so that is my plan. There are many roads to the same destination and I am determined to find them all!
On to the third panel!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!