Debby's first prompt, above ,is a work in progress.She painted in watercolour then used the end of a broken paintbrush to apply ink.She admitted that time seems to fly so quickly and that she is so busy it hasn't been finished.There is stitch and the object still to add.
She has a new set of watercolours and has been revelling in working with them,
taking the time to do lots of drawing and painting practice.She is toying with sending the best of them for digital printing so she can work into them with stitch.Judging by this one they will be stunning.
Doing some research into Alma Thomas ,the first African American female art graduate, prompted this piece. She was categorised as a colour field artist and was interested in Pointillism.She painted a piece in homage to Matisse's 'Snail',as she believed he was influenced by African art.Debby says it reminds her of an African textile and references Gees Bend Quilts.Maybe we need to go look it up.Debby enjoyed doing this but says it was harder than it looked.
She has returned to comforting and well loved techniques while in lockdown Using what she has at home .A good recommendation as we all have so much .Here she has worked organically filling in the gaps as she goes, and using a kebab stick to open the eyelet holes.As Debby teaches different groups she has tried to keep them going with techniques and ideas.One new to her is making instructional videos, showing step by step to her pupils.She admits it was a steep learning curve and acknowledges the help given by Mr.B!