I didn't do much art and was totally without motivation or stimulation although I had a lovely new painting studio as well as a sewing room. I missed everyone in Southern California and inspiration they all gave me.
Eventually I started looking for like minded people, but they were hard to find. I did run into a few women who painted together at the library and they invited me to join them.
The Chaffey Communities Museum of Art in Ontario asked me to do a show there last June so at last I had motivation to get something going. "The Magnolias" quilt above was at the show which was great! Not only did I see many friends there, but I sold many art pieces which was very encouraging to me that someone really liked what I was doing.
When I returned to Nevada I went to work and painted a few new things and got them into a local gallery. Hooray!
These are the latest experiments that I have been playing with, I have been asked by SAA and WAC to give a presentation and a workshop for them next year so I have been working on a new technique where the students will work from their own photos and create silk art in a smaller format (about 8" X 10". I think we will have fun. I tried doing these old family photos maintaining the sepia tone with the silk appliqué and was excited about how they came out.
If anyone is out there I will try and post again on a more regular basis now that I'm working in the studio again.