Resilience: My Word for 2020

My little 12″x 12″ quilt made while sheltering in place will be at the Blue Line Arts show Artists in Residence: Sheltering in the Time of the Pandemic – A SAQA Northern California & Northern Nevada Regional non-juried Showcase, curated by SAQA Local Connections Greater Sacramento/Foothills.

Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Friday, November 20, 2020 through Saturday, January 2, 2021

Opening Reception, November 21, 2020
Closing Reception, Saturday, December 19, 2020.
Because of uncertainties presented by COVID-19, flexibility may be required regarding  arrangements, particularly with respect to the Artist receptions.

In January I chose “Resilience” as my word of the year for 2020. Little did I know at the time how much I would rely on my resilience to keep going through the challenges of the pandemic, fires, orange skies, and smoky air. Continuing to create art during this time has proven to be a resource to recharge whenever I felt discouraged. I used the iPad app Procreate to draw the background for this piece, then printed it on fabric. I added freehand cut letters and machine appliquéd them to the background. I finished the piece with machine quilting and hand stitching. More resilience will be needed in the days ahead, i know I have what it takes to make it through.

Resilience 12″ x 12″
Resilience – Detail

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