Spring! I love it! I am daily amazed by the beauty everywhere I look. The irises and peonies seem especially beautiful this year. Maybe it's because of the snow we had this winter? Our garden seems more mature now, very rewarding. Mike saw an indigo bunting at the feeder yesterday.
The Lynchburg Art Club is holding a fundraiser in June, "Arts Anonymous". Artists donated 5 x 7" works in their chosen media (2D only), and all will be sold for $50 each. The anonymous part is that none of the works are signed on the front, so one doesn't know who created the piece until purchase. I made 3, and I'm one of the few fiber artists, so mine won't be so anonymous! You can view the pieces online in advance at http://www.lynchburgartclub.org/. Photos are not uploaded yet, but I will mention this again when they are ready.
This quilt is called "Ancient Beauty". I made this a couple of years ago. In 2007, we were part of the Lynchburg Garden Dayt tour. One of the garden club ladies made a boquet of hellebores in this vase we have in the garden. I took a photo, then transferred it onto cotton using Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper (www.lesleyriley.com). Applique'd on some flowers and leaves, and some Etal, a metallic paper. The background is my own handpainted cotton.