In Stitches

Breaking Boundaries is a Southwest Watercolor Exhibition for artwork created outside the traditional. Although I have been pushing that limit for a while by adding collage and all types of marking tools, I decided to add thread! First, I tore up some small acrylic sketches, painted more swatches, and then glued them onto 140 lb watercolor paper. After it dried, I added marks, with ink, Caran d'Ache, pencil, pastel, whatever I grabbed. Lastly, the fun part. I stitched through the layers of paper with my sewing machine. The challenge was rolling the large paper and turning it to go under the needle in all directions! Without breaking the needle, no less! Machine Quilting on paper! My dear friend, Kris! I thought of you and your gorgeous quilts you have created with your sisters!

Breaking Boundaries will be open at The Arts Gallery at Collin County Community College, Springcreek Campus August 21 through September 12. I am anxious to see all the rules we have broken! What fun!


In Stitches
32" x 38"
Mixed Media, plus Stitches