Another good day. I worked on a quilting project that will result in a very special quilt, but which I can't share. That leaves me wondering what I can write about . . .
In another week or so, I will be taking a two-and-a-half day class with Esterita Austin (check her site and look at her work under Gallery). I signed up for this class because I admire her work - a lot! - but there is a downside. The project for this class is a self-portrait. Therein lies the rub. A quilted self-portrait? Now, aside from learning her techniques and benefiting tremendously from that, what on earth would I do with the final product? A self-portrait?
One of the "supplies" needed for the class is a large portrait of close to professional quality of myself. In short, a selfie taken with my phone wouldn't do. A friend of ours is a very talented photographer and was willing to take the required photo; he did a great job so I'm covered . . . except I still have the same problem. It will still be a self-portrait.
Ah, but then I had a great idea. I had Brian take picture of both D and me with some props to make it interesting. Instead of a simple self-portrait, I will have a portrait of both of us created with my own sense of whimsy.