What a great start to 2013! I've been awarded an Ontario Arts Council Grant to complete a series of quilts and book art on the domestic violence theme. First in the series is "Blood and Roses:, already written about in previous posts. The second quilt and book, which explore the reality that domestic abuse happens in every neighbourhood, are well on the way to completion. Here are a few early glimpses:
The quilt top, yet without borders, hanging to establish a "plumb line".
Setting up the top for quilting.
3 editions of the accompanying book in various stages. It's a carousel book, with an outer layer of drawn and painted images, a middle layer of text and a background layer of imagery.
The other news is that one of my books has been chosen for inclusion in Lark Books 500 Handmade books series. "Grand Canyon" is a fold book that I completed several years ago. I'm honoured to be included in this book, to be published in September 2013.