Randi W.

This is my first effort since my artist statement that I feel really captures what I am trying to do.  I live in Southern California where we are in a drought and I always was concerned that xeriscaping my yard would mean I had no color.  I love color!  I told the landscaper/artist who did it for me that I had to have color.  He did such a wonderful job—this is my first Spring with the xeriscape but I am so thrilled at all the color in my drought resistant yard.  These plants require very little water to thrive.  So I sat mindfully with them this week, looked at them closely, sketched them and painted them in my watercolor journal.  Then I began to felt them into an art quilt/wall hanging about my xeriscape plants.  I learned in this course how it is important to me that I translate my mindful drawings to textile in some form . I will not be able to finish this before the end of the course but I wanted to share my progress.  You can see I have begun to add detail and explore how these might relate to fiber art.  I really have enjoyed this process and I have long been wanting do something like this, I just didn’thave the clarity about what I want to explore and create.  So I started where I am, in my garden and went from there. 

Thanks Jane and Zenna for a wonderful course!