I remember mentioning the possibility of more sunflower scrap work in my future. I couldn’t resist doing another one, this time as a postcard.
I used a newly learned zentangle design for quilting on the left side of the sunflower. Rick and Maria have named this design Mooka, in honor of the Czech painter Alphonse Mucha who is celebrated for his French art nouveau style work. The arches that fold inward are easy to create and lend themselves to variation in many ways. I like its easy, flowing style and the fact that is it a continuous line design. It also nicely satisfied the goal of having several designs and several sizes of design in this 4″ x 6″ format.
When I started this postcard, I thought that with a format this small I would need to use much smaller beads in the center of the sunflower. Not so — these are the same beads I used on the sunflower scrap quilts that measure 12″ x 12″ and they are the perfect size for the sunflower, regardless of the finished size of the project. After trimming the postcard to 4″ x 6″ it was clear that a traditional quarter-inch binding was the only way to finish it.
I have mounted it to archival museum-quality mat and taken it to the gallery where my solo show is now. The reception is this Saturday from 6 pm – 9 pm at Creative Framing & Gallery. See details about the gallery in the right-hand column. I hope you can join me.