It was a good day to be in the VAAM Gallery downtown. The weather was chilly and blustery which made the warm, brightly lit gallery seem even cozier than usual. In addition to making several sales, including 3 pieces of my own jewelry (yay!) I managed to get quite a little studio time in. I worked some more on the piece I posted yesterday, adding pink, purple, and green angelina to the soy silk roving, then pulling apart a red dyed silk cocoon rod into three pieces and embellishing it down (that's the 3 red blobby things). I covered the whole thing with a piece of sheer purple chiffon and finished it off with a couple strands of different fibers which I kind of just let fall on the piece and embellished them down where they landed.
I had asked yesterday whether bookmarks would be a good use for this piece and got several positive responses. However, the longer I look at it the more I'm seeing it framed. I don't know. It isn't finished yet so I have some time to decide.
I wanted to go ahead and do some bookmarks, especially as I would like some to give as gifts in the near future, so I embellished another piece of Kunin felt with wool roving, angelina, dyed cheesecloth, sheer light blue fabric, all overlayed with a dark blue chiffon headscarf, then cut the results into three pieces, each 2" x 6". I've finished one bookmark with various fibers, beads and a fun ceramic charm, and the others are well on their way. I'm happy with the way these turned out. Two of them are backed with a green/blue batik and the other with a piece of wide, sheer, sparkly ribbon.
Not a bad day, I'd say.