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It has been a busy two days. Some Texas mayors are requesting that masks be worn. Our mayor has taken great measures to protect the people in our area. Thank goodness for our local government’s scientific approach to handling this pandemic. The San Antonio mayor has been ahead of the situation from the onset. I wish I could have the same confidence in the other branches of government. Even our Texas grocery chain, HEB, was prepared for this. The Texas Monthly has a great article about the preparations.
On April 7, I spent some time looking at the pink moon. I took a photo with my camera. The next day, I made a fabric piece to commemorate this moment. Maybe this will be a repeat post about the pink moon. Sorry, if I am repeating myself. These past few weeks is so much like the Groundhog Day movie.
Yesterday I began making masks for my family and friends. I finished them today. It is a task that I am glad I could do, but not one that I particularly enjoyed. I do not have the patience for this type of task.
I am not a seamstress. Also, I was beginning to feel depressed with each one I made. To think that the world my grandchildren live in requires them to wear a mask if they go out. Even though they do not go out, the masks were made for emergency purposes.
Thanks to Tierney, who shared the pattern by Made Everyday. Since elastic is nowhere to be found, I used my stash of binding strips to make the ties.
After two days of working on masks, I got back to my Daily Art project. I thread sketched my eyes and neck. Then I did a fabric collage for my hair and face mask. The hand-stitching added some texture to the piece.
Now, I think I will indulge in a Movie Marathon.
Wishing all of you a blessed weekend.

Art

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

So true!
Creating a bit of art each day allows me to escape and feel free.
I hope all of you are being safe and doing well.
Thanks to all who offered suggestions for me to make something out of the Halloween fat quarters that I had in my stash. Mary, (Zippy Quilts) suggested a Turning Twenty quilt like the one she made for her grandson. Since I only had 9 fat quarters, I had to find a variation of the Turning Twenty quilt. I was able to find one that allowed me to have enough fabric to make three 9″ blocks out of each fat quarter. This will make a smaller quilt that could be used as a lap quilt. I plan to make the blocks and then see how I can build around what I have.
My box of daily art products is growing. On Monday, I made a fabric art piece using a scrap of owl fabric. I fussy cut the owl and used it as an applique. I cut and used scraps to make a moon and tree branch. Embroidery thread was used for stitching.
This morning, I saw a Ladder-backed woodpecker in our front tree. I was able to watch him for quite some time before he flew away. I referred to my bird book to help me draw a picture of the bird on paper. I then used the drawing as a pattern to cut the body out of muslin. Choosing from my scrap bin, I covered the bird body with different fabrics that I cut to shape. For the background, I had a fabric with clouds. Then, I built a tree from three brown scraps. Embroidery stitching added texture.
I am looking forward to tomorrow’s art project.
Reminder: Tonight is the Pink Moon…the largest full moon.