Yes I’ve been away again. In September my daughter Vicki took me to Italy, five days in Venice and five days in Florence. I absolutely loved Venice with all the little bridges over the different canals,water taxi’s etc. We actually arrived at our hotel via a water taxi which was wonderful and in the evening had a private boat ride around the old city of Venice. Found some ¬†delicious restaurants in the tiny back streets amongst masks, art, paper and fabric stores to say the least. The days were filled with tours and visiting museums, churches and galleries.
On to Florence, so old, so medieval but disappointingly too commercial for me and way too many people, still we managed to see all the major tourist attractions. The highlight of the tour was the Uffizi museum and secret passageway.
Over to England to deal with clearing my mother’s apartment as she went into a care home then back to the US.
So now it’s back to work ! I had a commission and the only request from the client was to incorporate the color teal. I used lots of stencils with modeling paste which I then painted,these were done on a variety of different backgrounds including silk organza, habotai silk and even face wipes that have been painted with DecoArt fabric paints (the colors are wonderful ) I machined stitched around individual images and then finished it off with a lot of hand stitching !