"Your Days of Sorrow Will End" was created on silk noil that was batiked first, then shibori dyed in a flag fold pattern, then flour paste was applied, followed by diluted paint, to achieve the crackled effect, then commercial squares were applied, followed by scroll work of painted fusible webbing, discharge paste applied with bubble wrap for texture, Isaiah 16:20 scripture on silk organza, machine stitched to branches and background machine quilted with variegated thread. A piece like this takes easily 60 hours of hands on time, which does not include the processing time for the various techniques used. A special piece for sure!
A couple traveling from Hawaii purchased the art quilt, "Your Days of Sorrow Will End," for one of their friends back home, from the Valdese Heritage Art Center yesterday. I am so happy for this piece to go to someone who is experiencing grief in their lives, and I hope that the scriptures will be a continued source of comfort and support for them. I grow attached to my pieces when I am making them, but when I know someone else is going to be blessed by them, it's easy to let them go to their new homes, because that is the reason for which they are created. May God bless them through this artwork.