I often get back into the swing of creating after the holidays by tackling my piece for the annual SAQA Benefit Auction – the 12″ squares that are auctioned online later in the year.
This year for the first time, pieces submitted by Oceania SAQA members are being shown together as a collection once or twice before the actual auction. So there’s that deadline anyway for us tall to get them done and in good and early. But a few days ago. Lisa, SAQA Rep for the Oceania region, called for images of any finished squares for this year’s SAQA auction to submit to magazines as promotion for the organisation in the region and the auction in particular. And that really galvanised me. On monday morning I got out the stencil I’d made some time ago – sprayed some of the shiny black with gold, machine embroidered with gold, then layered, machine quilted, bound and photographed it; and sent the image off before breakfast today – its wednesday.
I’m calling this one ‘Sandlines’ – based of course on sand ripple patterns on the beach.