Yeah!!! I finished the commissioned piece for my physician and friend, Kathy McNutt MSN, RN, ANP-BC at Marion Wellness and Disease Management. Visit her there through this link. Her office is in the most beautiful location in Marion, NC. She has the sweetest doggies that greet you, she's on the Quilt Trail, and she even has the Gypsy Mountain Blueberry Patch (which you can see from her office,) where you can pick blueberries any time you want for FREE (a small donation for upkeep of the property is appreciated). Kathy asked for all of the scriptures in her quilt to be about healing for her patients, and they are. She picked the title, "Healing Branches," which I think is just perfect. She plans to purchase a light to go over it and is planning to put a plaque below it with the title. She wanted it hung just inside the door of her lobby, and I think it matches her soothing blue walls perfectly! I hope she and her patients will enjoy this piece. Thank you so much, Kathy!
Healing Branches was constructed with thickened fiber reactive dyes on thick PFD cotton fabric after the tree was batiked with soy wax, discharge paste used through handmade interface screen for floating squares, and then I discharged through handwritten thermofax screen, which contain the lyrics of Needtobreathes's song "Lay "Em Down" CLICK THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE SONG, white areas are paint stix rubbing, stamping with found objects for circles, thread painted trees, sun is painted fusible with gold crackle paint accents, scriptures on silk organza stitched to the branches. Solid oak frame.
Detail of Healing Branches. Look under the sun for the most beautiful verse about healing! "For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings." Malachi 4:2 I like to use symbolism and hide little surprises like this in my work. During my work on this piece, many prayers were offered for Kathy and her patients. My prayer now is that God will honor those prayers and use this piece to minister to her and all that pass by it.
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