Showing posts from August, 2018

Scrappy Bits

Had a bunch of one inch strips left over and just couldn't bear to throw them out. I stitched them to ribbon and hung them up in the tree with the prayer flags.  They make me happy.

The Migrant's Alphabet - C is for the Children

My friend,  Jane Davila , asked me to participate in her project called  The Migrant's Alphabet.  Here is a description of the project from the website: "In 1846, two Quaker sisters, Mary and Hannah Townsend, published the  Anti-Slavery Alphabet  to bring attention to the abolitionist cause against enslavement. Inspired by this book of Illuminated characters and accessible poetry, Bridgeport artist Jane Davila started a project, the  Migrant’s Alphabet , to bring awareness, education, and conversation to the current crisis of immigration in the United States and around the world." Jane asked 26 artists to create a 12"x12" piece of art, and a poem, using a letter of the alphabet, and something to do with immigration. I chose C for the children. My vision was to have the faces of a lot of children behind fencing, and in front of words. Specifically the words were to be the laws we have created in our country regarding the immigration of children.  I i